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The Devil's Dictionary: Riches

by Ambrose Bierce
RICH
RIDICULE

RICHES

-n.

A gift from Heaven signifying, "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased."

- John D. Rockefeller

The reward of toil and virtue.

- J. P. Morgan

The sayings of many in the hands of one.

- Eugene Debs

To these excellent definitions the inspired lexicographer feels that he can add nothing of value.

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