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...the father of Justice."
"Thou wearest thy son's clothing."
"One must be clad."
"Farewell--I go to attend thy son."
"Thou wilt find him hiding in yonder jungle."
Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego.
Men talk of selecting a wife; horses, of selecting an owner.
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 fourteen hundred and forty times a day.
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.
He gets on best with women who best knows how to get on without them.
"Who am I?" asked an awakened soul.
"That is the only knowledge that is denied to you here," answered a smiling angel; "this is Heaven."
Woman's courage is ignorance of danger; man's is hope of escape.
When God had finished this terrestrial frame And all things else, with or without a name, The Nothing that remained within His hand Said: "Make me into something fine and grand, Thine... Baudelaire, Charles
Excerpt from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8 Epigrams, On With the Dance, Negligible Tales · This quote is about wives · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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