Ambrose Bierce Quotes


22 Ambrose Bierce quotes:



"Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization."
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"Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent."
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"Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her."
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"Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of."
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"Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another."
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"Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding."
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"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught."
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"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
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"Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband."
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"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility."
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"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling."
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"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."
"Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."
"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage."
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"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Experience Quotes



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