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Ambrose Bierce

American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist

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"A man is the sum of his ancestors; to reform him you must begin with a dead ape and work downward through a million graves. He is like the lower end of a suspended chain; you can sway him slightly to the right or the left, but remove your hand and he falls into line with the other links." - Ambrose Bierce

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"A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to think something else." - Ambrose Bierce

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" Abnormal, adj. Not conforming to standards in matters of thought and conduct. To be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested" - Ambrose Bierce

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" Absent, adj. Peculiarly exposed to the tooth of detraction; vilifed; hopelessly in the wrong; superseded in the consideration and affection of another." - Ambrose Bierce

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" Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others." - Ambrose Bierce


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