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A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills.
Oceans
Ambrose Bierce

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A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
Coward and Cowardice
Ambrose Bierce

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A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
Cynics and Cynicism
Ambrose Bierce

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A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.
Funerals
Ambrose Bierce

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A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success.
Perseverance
Ambrose Bierce

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A man is known by the company he organizes.
Management
Ambrose Bierce

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A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Prejudice
Ambrose Bierce

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A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Ambrose Bierce

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A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Love
Ambrose Bierce

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Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Crime and Criminals
Ambrose Bierce

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Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Abstinence
Ambrose Bierce

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Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
Absurdity
Ambrose Bierce

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Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Acquaintance
Ambrose Bierce

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Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.
Army and Navy
Ambrose Bierce

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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Praise
Ambrose Bierce

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Alien. An American sovereign in his probationary state.
Immigration
Ambrose Bierce

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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Ambrose Bierce

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An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.
Misfortunes
Ambrose Bierce

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An acquaintance is someone we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Acquaintance
Ambrose Bierce

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An egotist is a person interested in himself than in me!
Egotism
Ambrose Bierce

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An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
Optimism
Ambrose Bierce

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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
Trials
Ambrose Bierce

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Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
Architecture
Ambrose Bierce

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Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.
Slander
Ambrose Bierce

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Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Beauty
Ambrose Bierce

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun