Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist
NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending.More Ambrose Bierce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
REVOLUTION, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. . . . the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch.More Ambrose Bierce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
DIAPHRAGM, n. A muscular partition separating disorders of the chest from disorders of the bowels.More Ambrose Bierce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
EUCHARIST, n. A sacred feast of the religious sect of Theophagi. A dispute once unhappily arose among the members of this sect as to what it was that they ate. In this controversy some five hundred thousand have already been slain, and the question is still unsettled.More Ambrose Bierce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
PROJECTILE, n. The final arbiter in international disputes. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.More Ambrose Bierce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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