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Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Ambrose Bierce


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Ambrose Bierce


What you don't know won't help you much either.

Ambrose Bierce


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Ambrose Bierce


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Ambrose Bierce


Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Ambrose Bierce


One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Bierce Ambrose


The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Bierce Ambrose


I shall give a propagandist reason for starting the war, no matter whether it is plausible or not. The victor will not be asked afterwards whether he told the truth or not. When starting and waging war it is not right that matters, but victory.

Bierce Ambrose


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Bierce Ambrose


Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

Bierce Ambrose


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Bierce Ambrose


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Bierce Ambrose


Walk softly and carry a big stick.

Bierce Ambrose


Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Bierce Ambrose


There is no ox so dumb as the orthodox.

Bierce Ambrose





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