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Art is a jealous mistress.

Ambrose Bierce


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Ambrose Bierce


Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Ambrose Bierce


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Ambrose Bierce


We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Ambrose Bierce


Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Ambrose Bierce


Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Bierce Ambrose


I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

Bierce Ambrose


In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: Who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: Who does not obey shall not eat.

Bierce Ambrose


I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.

Bierce Ambrose


"Queensboro president Donald Mannis, charged with receiving bribes in exchange for city contracts, resigned on Tuesday. Mannis feels he must devote more time to impending litigation, some of which might emanate from a recent statement he made compar

Bierce Ambrose


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Bierce Ambrose


Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Bierce Ambrose


The difference between a misfortune and a calamity? If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, it would be a calamity.

Bierce Ambrose


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Bierce Ambrose


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."

Bierce Ambrose





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