Ambrose Bierce Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
bride-a-woman-with-a-fine-prospect-of-happiness-behind-her
war-is-gods-way-of-teaching-americans-geography
logic-the-art-of-thinking-and-reasoning-in-strict-accordance-with-the-limitations-and-incapacities-of-the-human-misunderstanding
the-best-thing-to-do-with-the-best-things-in-life-is-to-give-them-up
destiny-a-tyrants-authority-for-crime-and-a-fools-excuse-for-failure
present-n-that-part-of-eternity-dividing-the-domain-of-disappointment-from-the-realm-of-hope
jealous-adj-unduly-concerned-about-the-preservation-of-that-which-can-be-lost-only-if-not-worth-keeping
meekness-uncommon-patience-in-planning-a-revenge-that-is-worth-while
conservative-n-a-statesman-who-is-enamored-of-existing-evils-as-distinguished-from-the-liberal-who-wishes-to-replace-them-with-others
who-never-doubted-never-half-believed-where-doubt-is-there-truth-is-it-is-her-shadow
ability-is-commonly-found-to-consist-mainly-in-a-high-degree-of-solemnity
absence-blots-people-out-we-really-have-no-absent-friends
advice-is-the-smallest-current-coin
rash-adj-insensible-to-the-value-of-our-advice
the-most-affectionate-creature-in-the-world-is-a-wet-dog
while-your-friend-holds-you-affectionately-by-both-your-hands-you-are-safe-for-you-can-watch-both-his
age-that-period-of-life-in-which-we-compound-for-the-vices-that-we-still-cherish-by-reviling-those-that-we-no-longer-have-the-enterprise-to-commit
ambition-an-overmastering-desire-to-be-vilified-by-enemies-while-living-and-made-ridiculous-by-friends-when-dead
admiration-n-our-polite-recognition-of-anothers-resemblance-to-ourselves
painting-the-art-of-protecting-flat-surfaces-from-the-weather-and-exposing-them-to-the-critic
the-spiritual-attitude-of-a-man-to-a-god-and-a-dog-to-a-man
if-this-is-a-crush-then-i-dont-know-if-i-could-take-the-real-thing-if-it-happens
love-is-a-temporary-insanity-curable-by-marriage-or-by-removal-of-the-patient-from-the-influences-under-which-he-incurred-the-disorder
absurdity-a-statement-or-belief-manifestly-inconsistent-with-ones-own-opinion
injustice-n-a-burden-which-of-all-those-that-we-load-upon-others-and-carry-ourselves-is-lightest-in-the-hands-and-heaviest-upon-the-back
belladonna-n-in-italian-a-beautiful-lady-in-english-a-deadly-poison-a-striking-example-of-the-essential-identity-of-the-two-tongues
hypocrite-n-one-who-profession-virtues-that-he-does-not-respect-secures-the-advantage-of-seeming-to-be-what-he-depises
politeness-is-the-most-acceptable-hypocrisy
hypocrisy-prejudice-with-a-halo
bigot-one-who-is-obstinately-and-zealously-attached-to-an-opinion-that-you-do-not-entertain
opportunity-is-a-favorable-occasion-for-grasping-a-disappointment
electricity-is-the-power-that-causes-all-natural-phenomena-not-known-to-be-caused-by-something-else
congratulations-is-the-civility-of-envy
perfection-is-an-imaginary-state-of-quality-distinguished-from-the-actual-by-an-element-known-as-excellence-an-attribute-of-the-critic
all-are-lunatics-but-he-who-can-analyze-his-delusion-is-called-a-philosopher
philosophy-a-route-of-many-roads-leading-from-nowhere-to-nothing
spring-beckons-all-things-to-the-call-respond-the-trees-are-leaving-and-cashiers-abscond
turkey-a-large-bird-whose-flesh-when-eaten-on-certain-religious-anniversaries-has-the-peculiar-property-of-attesting-piety-and-gratitude
reconsider-v-to-seek-a-justification-for-a-decision-already-made
longevity-n-uncommon-extension-of-the-fear-of-death
bore-a-person-who-talks-when-you-wish-him-to-listen
when-you-doubt-abstain
there-are-4-kinds-of-homicide-felonious-excusable-justifiable-and-praiseworthy
patriotism-is-as-fierce-as-a-fever-pitiless-as-the-grave-blind-as-a-stone-and-irrational-as-a-headless-hen
teetotaler-n-one-who-abstains-from-strong-drink-sometimes-totally-sometimes-tolerably-totally
revolution-is-an-abrupt-change-in-the-form-of-misgovernment
income-is-the-natural-and-rational-gauge-and-measure-of-respectability
impiety-n-your-irreverence-toward-my-deity
scriptures-the-sacred-books-of-our-holy-religion-as-distinguished-from-the-false-and-profane-writings-on-which-all-other-faiths-are-based
infidel-in-new-york-one-who-does-not-believe-in-the-christian-religion-in-constantinople-one-who-does
pray-v-to-ask-that-the-laws-of-the-universe-be-annulled-on-behalf-of-a-single-petitioner-confessedly-unworthy
minstrel-adj-formerly-a-poet-singer-or-musician-now-a-nigger-with-a-color-less-than-skin-deep-and-a-humor-more-than-flesh-and-blood-can-bear
rascality-n-stupidity-militant-the-activity-of-a-clouded-intellect
the-future-is-that-period-of-time-in-which-our-affairs-prosper-our-friends-are-true-and-our-happiness-is-assured
a-bride-is-a-woman-with-a-fine-prospect-of-happiness-behind-her
circus-n-a-place-where-horses-ponies-and-elephants-are-permitted-to-see-men-women-and-children-acting-the-fool
marriage-is-the-state-or-condition-of-a-community-consisting-of-a-master-a-mistress-and-two-slaves-making-in-all-two
incompatibility-in-matrimony-a-similarity-of-tastes-particularly-the-taste-for-domination
cynic-n-a-blackguard-whose-faulty-vision-sees-things-as-they-are-not-as-they-ought-to-be
i-never-said-all-democrats-were-saloonkeepers-what-i-said-was-that-all-saloonkeepers-are-democrats
optimism-the-doctrine-or-belief-that-everything-is-beautiful-including-what-is-ugly
a-cat-is-a-soft-indestructible-automaton-provided-by-nature-to-be-kicked-when-things-go-wrong-in-the-domestic-circle
impartial-unable-to-perceive-any-promise-of-personal-advantage-from-espousing-either-side-of-a-controversy
tariff-a-scale-of-taxes-on-imports-designed-to-protect-the-domestic-producer-against-the-greed-of-his-consumer
insurrection-n-an-unsuccessful-revolution-disaffections-failure-to-substitute-misrule-for-bad-government
presbyterian-n-one-who-holds-the-conviction-that-the-government-authorities-of-the-church-should-be-called-presbyters
outofdoors-n-that-part-of-ones-environment-upon-which-no-government-has-been-able-to-collect-taxes-chiefly-useful-to-inspire-poets
education-that-which-discloses-to-the-wise-and-disguises-from-the-foolish-their-lack-of-understanding
work-a-dangerous-disorder-affecting-high-public-functionaries-who-want-to-go-fishing
habit-is-a-shackle-for-the-free
commerce-n-a-kind-of-transaction-in-which-a-plunders-from-b-the-goods-of-c-and-for-compensation-b-picks-the-pocket-of-d-of-money-belonging-to-e
brain-an-apparatus-with-which-we-think-we-think
genius-to-know-without-having-learned-to-draw-just-conclusions-from-unknown-premises-to-discern-soul-things-ambrose-bierce
king-n-a-male-person-commonly-known-in-america-as-crowned-head-although-he-never-wears-crown-has-usually-no-head-to-speak-ambrose-bierce
backbite-to-speak-man-as-you-find-him-when-he-cant-find-you-ambrose-bierce
you-are-not-permitted-to-kill-woman-who-has-wronged-you-but-nothing-forbids-you-to-reflect-that-she-is-growing-older-every-minute-ambrose-bierce
heaven-lies-about-us-in-our-infancy-world-begins-lying-about-us-pretty-soon-afterward-ambrose-bierce
the-wife-bitter-half-ambrose-bierce