Quotes of Ambrose Bierce

“ Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The covers of this book are too far apart. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Noise: a stench in the ear. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Egoist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Liberty: One of imagination’s most precious possessions. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Love; A temporary insanity curable by marriage. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Success is the one unpardonable sin against one’s fellows. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Love; A temporary insanity curable by marriage. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Success is the one unpardonable sin against one’s fellows. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond. ”

- Ambrose Bierce
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