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Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/ambrose_bierce.html#VcI sdRfqkKOjvSDe.

99 All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/ambrose_bierce.html#VcI sdRfqkKOjvSDe.99 Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish t heir lack of understanding. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/ambrose_bierce_4.html#X A4GyD2GhXIzCHb0.99 Past, n. That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a sligh t and regrettable acquaintance. A moving line called the Present parts it from a n imaginary period known as the Future. These two grand divisions of Eternity, o f which the one is continually effacing the other, are entirely unlike. The one is dark with sorrow and disappointment, the other bright with prosperity and joy . The Past is the region of sobs, the Future is the realm of song. In the one cr ouches Memory, clad in sackcloth and ashes, mumbling penitential prayer; in the sunshine of the other Hope flies with a free wing, beckoning to temples of succe ss and bowers of ease. Yet the Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is th e Past of to-morrow. They are one--the knowledge and the dream. True, man does not know woman. But neither does woman. The most charming view in the world is obtained by introspection.