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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

(1842-1914), American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Woman absent is woman dead.

Category: Absence

Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Category: Abstinence

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

Category: Absurdity

Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

Category: Acquaintance

Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Category: Acquaintance

An acquaintance is someone we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Category: Acquaintance

Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.

Category: Advice

Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.

Category: Age And Aging

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.

Category: Alliances

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Category: Ambition

Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.

Category: Ancestry

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

Category: Anger

Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.

Category: Architecture

Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.

Category: Army And Navy

Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.

Category: Atheism