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Six quotes by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (Meigs County, Ohio, United States, June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and American Civil War veteran. His book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature", and his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (also published as In the Midst of Life) was named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most influential American books printed before 1900.
Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. [+]
Cynic: A blackguard who sees things as they are, not as they should be. [+]
Faith is the belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. [+]
Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands. [+]
“There's no free will,” says the philosopher; “To hang is most unjust.” “There's no free will,” assents the officer; “We hang because we must.” [+]
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