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Quotations by author » Ambrose Bierce
American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914
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ADMONITION, n. Gentle reproof, as with a meat-axe. Friendly warning.
Consigned by way of admonition, His soul forever to perdition. --Judibras
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ADOLESCENCE The stage between puberty and adultery.
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Adore, v.: To venerate expectantly.
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Advice is the smallest current coin.
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ADVICE, n. The smallest current coin.
"The man was in such deep distress," Said Tom, "that I could do no less Than give him good advice." Said Jim:
"If less could have been done for him I know you well enough, my son, To know that's what you would have done." --Jebel Jocordy
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ADVICE, n. The smallest current coin.
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AFFIANCED, pp. Fitted with an ankle-ring for the ball-and-chain.
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AFFLICTION, n. An acclimatizing process preparing the soul for another and bitter world.
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AFRICAN, n. A nigger that votes our way.
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Age: that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit
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AGITATOR, n. A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors
--to dislodge the worms.
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AIM, n. The task we set our wishes to.
"Cheer up! Have you no aim in life?" She tenderly inquired.
"An aim? Well, no, I haven't, wife; The fact is --I have fired." --G.J.
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AIM, n. The task we set our wishes to.
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AIR, n. A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful Providence for the fattening of the poor.
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ALDERMAN, n. An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding.
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ALIEN, n. An American sovereign in his probationary state.
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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
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ALLAH, n. The Mahometan Supreme Being, as distinguished from the Christian, Jewish, and so forth.
Allah's good laws I faithfully have kept, And ever for the sins of man have wept; And sometimes kneeling in the temple I Have reverently crossed my hands and slept. --Junker Barlow
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ALLEGIANCE, n.
This thing Allegiance, as I suppose, Is a ring fitted in the subject's nose, Whereby that organ is kept rightly pointed To smell the sweetness of the Lord's anointed. --G.J.
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