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Comment#  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Helpmate: A wife, or bitter half.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (382 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Incompatibility: In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love: A temporary insanity cureable either by marriage or by removal of the influences under which he incurred the disorder. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest sign that a man is in love is when he divorces his wife.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two sides to every divorce: yours and the shithead's.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When falling in love, some lose their head, others lose their heart.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The gods gave man fire and he invented fire engines. They gave him love and he invented marriage.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

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