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Conservative, n. A statesman enamored of existing evils, as opposed to a Liberal, who wants to replace them with new ones.

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Source Notes: The Devil’s Dictionary, 1906

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, Horse Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio, USA date of death uncertain, possibly December 1913 or early 1914, presumably in Mexico) was an American satirist, critic, poet, short story writer, editor, and journalist.

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