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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Full Name: Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

Born: June 24, 1842
Birthplace: Meigs County Creek, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: c. 1914

Occupation: Author and Journalist
Profile: Best known for The devil's Dictionary.

Number of Quotes: 6

Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.

COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.

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

CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

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