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Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate. Options
Daemon
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Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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A.B. has a deep reservoir of hilarious quotations. Love this guy!
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This is true! We can see easily how true these words are!!!
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Daemon wrote:
Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


It is a menace only accessible for those poor fellows who has owned any estate or aspire to own it.
Madas
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Bravo. Too right. This is the origin of modern legal thrillers. And lots of horror stories, as well.
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Chevegas wrote:
A.B. has a deep reservoir of hilarious quotations. Love this guy!


Me too! His Devil's Dictionary is superb.
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My first love with English fiction started with A.B' Devil's Dictionary. Still I love this intelligent guy
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I'm feeling this.
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It is easy when one has no considerable property or money. No testament, no funeral insurance (omg), no nothing. Just the hope of loving and being loved.
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"Death is not the end," wrote Ambrose Bierce, "there remains litigation over the estate."

"Bitter Bierce,"
as he was often called, was an unapologetic misanthrope who loathed humanity and took pleasure in deflating every inspiring myth or optimistic sentiment with a sharp comment. After serving in the Civil War -- and seeing up close the depths to which man could sink, he became a journalist in San Francisco infamous for cutting one-liners and put-downs. In October 1913, at the age of seventy-one, Bierce decided to quit the United States and observe the Pancho Villa revolution in Mexico
progpen
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I think it's interesting how so many in the US think that bureaucracy (in the public and private sector) is somehow a recent invention.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John J. Gerhardt
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There remains the litigation over the estate.

A very interesting process.
Alexander Lo
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The quote is true for the rich and have; not for the poor and have not.
The Realist
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Brilliant writer. Painfully honest.
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Sounds as if Mr. Bierce was ahead of his time in this case
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That's probably because you're generalizing a bit there, Sun Tzz....the hell? Ambrose Bierce? The hell'd Sunny go?

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