Ambrose Bierce

Quote: Mad, adj.: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: A man is known by the company he organizes. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Abscond - to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Abstainer - a weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. [Ambrose Bierce]

Quote: The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish. [Ambrose Bierce]

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