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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Ambrose Bierce


If you lose a son you can always get another, but there's only one Maltese Falcon.

Ambrose Bierce


Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Ambrose Bierce


The less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.

Ambrose Bierce


Don't guess

Ambrose Bierce


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

Ambrose Bierce


I remember once being on a station platform in Cleveland at four in the morning. A black porter was carrying my bags, and as we were waiting for the train to come in, he said to me: "Excuse me, Mr. Cooke, I don't want to invade your privacy, but I h

Bierce Ambrose


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Bierce Ambrose


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Bierce Ambrose


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Bierce Ambrose


Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Bierce Ambrose


There must be more to life than having everything.

Bierce Ambrose


"Yes, that was Richard Nixon. He used to be President. When he left the White House, the Secret Service would count the silverware."

Bierce Ambrose


Never trust an automatic pistol or a D.A.'s deal.

Bierce Ambrose


The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

Bierce Ambrose


You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Bierce Ambrose





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When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
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Bierce Ambrose
 
 
 
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