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The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Ambrose Bierce


And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Ambrose Bierce


The man who runs may fight again.

Ambrose Bierce


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Ambrose Bierce


The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Ambrose Bierce


A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Ambrose Bierce


There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Bierce Ambrose


Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Bierce Ambrose


You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Bierce Ambrose


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Bierce Ambrose


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.

Bierce Ambrose


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Bierce Ambrose


In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Bierce Ambrose


The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Bierce Ambrose


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Bierce Ambrose


Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Bierce Ambrose





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