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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Ambrose Bierce


Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Ambrose Bierce


The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Ambrose Bierce


The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Ambrose Bierce


He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Ambrose Bierce


Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Ambrose Bierce


We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.

Bierce Ambrose


She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Bierce Ambrose


The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Bierce Ambrose


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Bierce Ambrose


Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Bierce Ambrose


San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Bierce Ambrose


Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Bierce Ambrose


Vice-President Hubert Humphrey's loquacity is legendary, and Barry Goldwater notes that "Hubert has been clocked at 275 words a minute with gusts up to 340." On the campaign trail during 1964, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater stated, "The imme

Bierce Ambrose


Don't get mad, get even.

Bierce Ambrose


Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Bierce Ambrose





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