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One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Ambrose Bierce


Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Ambrose Bierce


An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Ambrose Bierce


There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Ambrose Bierce


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Ambrose Bierce


It's not easy, being green.

Ambrose Bierce


To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is madness.

Bierce Ambrose


There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Bierce Ambrose


Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Bierce Ambrose


Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Bierce Ambrose


Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Bierce Ambrose


It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the management of them.

Bierce Ambrose


It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Bierce Ambrose


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Bierce Ambrose


Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.

Bierce Ambrose


There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Bierce Ambrose





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