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    Future. That period of time in which

    “Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change

    “Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    In our civilization, and under our republican

    “In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    In our civilization, and under our republican

    “In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Forgetfulness – a gift of God bestowed

    “Forgetfulness – a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading

    “Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Category: art
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    History is an account, mostly false, of

    “History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear,

    “Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Category: fear
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    Irreligion – the principal one of the

    “Irreligion – the principal one of the great faiths of the world.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    To apologize is to lay the foundation

    “To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Category: future
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    A person who doubts himself is like

    “A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Future. That period of time in which

    “Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

    Author: Ambrose Bierce
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    Marriage, n: the state or condition of

    “Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation

    “Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

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    Faith: Belief without evidence in what is

    “Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.”

    — Ambrose Bierce

    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Category: faith
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