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Ambrose Bierce

Top 10 Ambrose Bierce Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 156
Man Speak Find

Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.

- Ambrose Bierce

Poison Two Italian

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

- Ambrose Bierce

Happiness Which Period

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

- Ambrose Bierce

Road Middle Over

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.

- Ambrose Bierce

Wedding Bride Prospect

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

- Ambrose Bierce

Wish Person Talks

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

- Ambrose Bierce

Man Company Known

A man is known by the company he organizes.

- Ambrose Bierce

Father Imagination Doubt

Doubt is the father of invention.

- Ambrose Bierce

Love Marriage Temporary

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

- Ambrose Bierce

Wealth Either Advantages

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

- Ambrose Bierce

Satisfaction Nothing

Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

- Ambrose Bierce

Which Does Part

Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.

- Ambrose Bierce

Money Plans Architect

Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.

- Ambrose Bierce

Happiness Sensation

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

- Ambrose Bierce

Wise Head Cabbage

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.

- Ambrose Bierce

War Geography Teaching

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

- Ambrose Bierce

Fortune Misfortunes Kinds

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

- Ambrose Bierce

Sports Modern Taught

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.

- Ambrose Bierce

Time Hours Period

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.

- Ambrose Bierce

Politics Private Strife

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

- Ambrose Bierce