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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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

Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.

Category: Insurance

Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.

Category: Irreverence

Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a ''joke.''

Category: Jokes And Jokers

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

Category: Knowledge

Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.

Category: Laughter

Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.

Category: Law Suits

Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.

Category: Laziness

Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

Category: Learning

Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.

Category: Life And Living

A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Category: Love

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Category: Management

The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity.

Category: Marriage

Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

Category: Marriage

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

Category: Marriage

Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.

Category: Medicine