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Profanity, Swearing, Vulgarity
Engrave this Quote Take not God's name in vain; select a time when it will have effect.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Prophecy
Engrave this Quote PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.
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-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
Quotations
Engrave this Quote The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Reflection
Engrave this Quote Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Religion
Engrave this Quote Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Respect
Engrave this Quote Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Revolution
Engrave this Quote Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Saint, Saints
Engrave this Quote Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Scholars, Scholarship
Engrave this Quote Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote Success is the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Thought
Engrave this Quote Think twice before you speak to a friend in need.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Trouble, Troubles
Engrave this Quote Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Truth
Engrave this Quote Truth -- An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Vanity
Engrave this Quote They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
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-Ambrose Bierce
War
Engrave this Quote Projectile - n. the final arbiter in international disputes. Formerly these disputes were resolved by physical contact of the disputants with such arguments as the rudimentary logic of the times would supply - sword, spear, and so forth. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by all. Its capital defect ( in Bierce's day ) has been that it requires personal attendance at the point of launch.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Witches
Engrave this Quote As records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witchcraft and executed was without a flaw; it is still unimpeachable. The judges' decisions based on it were sound in logic and in law. Nothing in any existing court was ever more thoroughly proved than the charges of witchcraft and sorcery for which so many suffered death. If there were no witches, human testimony and human reason are alike destitute of value.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Youth
Engrave this Quote Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
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-Ambrose Bierce

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