country

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on country and solution

PLEBEIAN, n. An ancient Roman who in the blood of his country stained nothing but his hands. Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on country, diplomacy, power, and responsibility

MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy, an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on country

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IMMIGRANT, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on country

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EXILE, n. One who serves his country by residing abroad, yet is not an ambassador.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, country, diplomacy, lies, and patriotism

DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on country and lies

AUSTRALIA, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. on country, facts, ideas, opposites, and reason

Some have an idea that the reason we in this country discard things so readily is because we have so much. The facts are exactly opposite - the reason we have so much is simply because we discard things so readily. We replace the old in return for something that will serve us better.

Alfred Sloan (1875 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on country, duty, lies, and patriotism

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Charles Alexis Henri Clérel de Tocqueville on america, country, freedom, and speech

America is a country where they have freedom of speech but everyone says the same thing.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Alexander Solzhenitsyn on country, justice, and lies

In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 -)

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