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Ambrose Bierce
You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute. You are avenged 1440 times a day.

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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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Beauty: The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

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Marriage: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

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Man: An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be.

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

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