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Ambrose Bierce
Debt An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.

Ambrose Bierce
Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

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Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.

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Mammon, n.: The god of the world's leading religion.

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Christian: One who thinks the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor.

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Injustice: A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back.

Ambrose Bierce
Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.

Ambrose Bierce
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

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