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Quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

~ Ambrose Bierce


In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Heathen, n. A benighten creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

~ Ambrose Bierce


To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

~ Ambrose Bierce


To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


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

~ Ambrose Bierce


Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

~ Ambrose Bierce

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