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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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

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

Category: Beauty

Bigot, one who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.

Category: Bigotry

Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen.

Category: Bores And Boredom

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

Category: Business

Don't steal; thou it never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Category: Business

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Category: Calamity

To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

Category: Certainty

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

Category: Childhood

When in Rome, do as Rome does.

Category: Cities And City Life

Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

Category: Compromise

The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.

Category: Congress

Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

Category: Conservatives

A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.

Category: Coward And Cowardice

Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.

Category: Credit

Abscond. To ''move'' in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.

Category: Crime And Criminals