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What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country. Ambrose Bierce

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Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

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A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be. Ambrose Bierce

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Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Ambrose Bierce

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Marriage. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. Ambrose Bierce

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Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. Ambrose Bierce

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Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. Ambrose Bierce

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The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling. Ambrose Bierce

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Opiate. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. Ambrose Bierce

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Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. Ambrose Bierce

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Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you. Ambrose Bierce

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Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. Ambrose Bierce

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Impartial. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy. Ambrose Bierce

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Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited. Ambrose Bierce

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Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. Ambrose Bierce

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The covers of this book are too far apart. Ambrose Bierce

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Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on. Ambrose Bierce

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Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. Ambrose Bierce

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An egotist is a person interested in himself than in me! Ambrose Bierce

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Politeness -- The most acceptable hypocrisy. Ambrose Bierce

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Faith. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. Ambrose Bierce

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A temporary insanity curable by marriage. Ambrose Bierce

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Think twice before you speak to a friend in need. Ambrose Bierce

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Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. Ambrose Bierce

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Alliance. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. Ambrose Bierce