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Ambrose Bierce
Wedding: A ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one, one undertakes to become nothing, and nothing undertakes to become supportable.

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Optimism: The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong.

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Year: A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.

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History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

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Peace: In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.

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Jealous: Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.

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