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Art is a jealous mistress.

Ambrose St.


Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Ambrose Bierce


Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Ambrose Bierce


You don't move to Edina, you achieve Edina.

Ambrose Bierce


Alea iacta est. [The die is cast]

Ambrose Bierce


When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Ambrose Bierce


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Ambrose Bierce


The Least Successful Executions History has furnished us with two executioners worthy of attention. The first performed in Sydney in Australia. In 1803 three attempts were made to hang a Mr. Joseph Samuels. On the first two of these the rope snap

Bierce Ambrose


The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.

Bierce Ambrose


All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.

Bierce Ambrose


Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Bierce Ambrose


A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Bierce Ambrose


Corruption is not the #1 priority of the Police Commissioner. His job is to enforce the law and fight crime.

Bierce Ambrose


To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of confidence.

Bierce Ambrose


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Bierce Ambrose


A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Bierce Ambrose


Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does. As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I am told that he appears to be strong and

Bierce Ambrose





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There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."
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