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

Ambrose Bierce


There's no justice in this world.

Ambrose Bierce


The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Ambrose Bierce


A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Ambrose Bierce


Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Ambrose Bierce


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Ambrose Bierce


God help those who do not help themselves.

Bierce Ambrose


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Bierce Ambrose


Charity begins at home.

Bierce Ambrose


Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Bierce Ambrose


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Bierce Ambrose


Things are not always what they seem.

Bierce Ambrose


It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Bierce Ambrose


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Bierce Ambrose


An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Bierce Ambrose


Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Bierce Ambrose





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