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"Life is too important to take seriously."

Ambrose Bierce


To add insult to injury.

Ambrose Bierce


God help those who do not help themselves.

Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Ambrose Bierce


In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Bierce Ambrose


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Bierce Ambrose


Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Bierce Ambrose


Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Bierce Ambrose


Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Bierce Ambrose


Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Bierce Ambrose


To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Bierce Ambrose


According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Bierce Ambrose


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Bierce Ambrose


Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Bierce Ambrose





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