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Future, The
Engrave this Quote Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
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-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil
Gambling (Gaming)
Engrave this Quote The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Gossip
Engrave this Quote Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Habits
Engrave this Quote Habit is a shackle for the free.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Happiness
Engrave this Quote Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.
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-Ambrose Bierce
History
Engrave this Quote An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote Historian. A broad -- gauge gossip.
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Humor
Engrave this Quote Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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Identity
Engrave this Quote Miss: A title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market. Miss, Misses (Mrs.) and Mister (Mr.) are the three most distinctly disagreeable words in the language, in sound and sense. Two are corruptions of Mistress, the other of Master. If we must have them, let us be consistent and give one to the unmarried man. I venture to suggest Mush, abbreviated to MH.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Immigration
Engrave this Quote Alien. An American sovereign in his probationary state.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Insults
Engrave this Quote Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Insurance
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Justice
Engrave this Quote Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Knowledge
Engrave this Quote Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
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Laughter
Engrave this Quote Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Laziness
Engrave this Quote Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
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Learning
Engrave this Quote Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Life
Engrave this Quote Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Logic
Engrave this Quote Logic, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Love
Engrave this Quote A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Management
Engrave this Quote A man is known by the company he organizes.
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Manners
Engrave this Quote Politeness -- The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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