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Quotations by author » Ambrose Bierce
American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914
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ACCORD, n. Harmony.
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ACCORDION, n. An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.
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ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution.
"My accountability, bear in mind," Said the Grand Vizier: "Yes, yes," Said the Shah: "I do --'tis the only kind Of ability you possess." --Joram Tate
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ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution.
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ACCUSE, v.t. To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him.
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ACEPHALOUS, adj. In the surprising condition of the Crusader who absently pulled at his forelock some hours after a Saracen scimitar had, unconsciously to him, passed through his neck, as related by de Joinville.
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ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.
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ACKNOWLEDGE, v.t. To confess. Acknowledgement of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth.
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Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.
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ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
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Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to
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ACTUALLY, adv. Perhaps; possibly.
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ADAGE, n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth.
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ADAMANT, n. A mineral frequently found beneath a corset. Soluble in solicitate of gold.
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ADDER, n. A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living.
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ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get.
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ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting.
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ADMIRAL, n. That part of a war-ship which does the talking while the figure-head does the thinking.
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Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.
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Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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