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Learning n The kind of

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

– Ambrose Bierce

Education n That which discloses

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

– Ambrose Bierce

Fork An instrument used chiefly

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.

– Ambrose Bierce

Convent – a place of

Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

– Ambrose Bierce

When among the graves of

When among the graves of thy fellows, walk with circumspection; thine own is open at thy feet.

– AMBROSE BIERCE

Religion n A daughter of

“Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.”

– Ambrose Bierce

The covers of this book

“The covers of this book are too far apart.”

– Ambrose Bierce

Absence Blots People Out.

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
– Ambrose Bierce

Absence Blots People Out

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
– Ambrose Bierce

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

“Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.”
– Ambrose Bierce

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
– Ambrose Bierce

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
– Ambrose Bierce

Education: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
– Ambrose Bierce

Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
– Ambrose Bierce

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
– Ambrose Bierce

Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
— Ambrose Bierce

Overwork: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.
– Ambrose Bierce

House, A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.
– Ambrose Bierce

Mammon, n.: The god of the world’s leading religion.
– Ambrose Bierce

Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.
– Ambrose Bierce