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Ambrose Bierce
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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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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Orthography: The science of spelling by the eye instead of the ear.

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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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Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

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