Ambrose Bierce - Page 2

Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.
– Ambrose Bierce

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
– Ambrose Bierce

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
– Ambrose Bierce

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
– Ambrose Bierce

A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
– Ambrose Bierce

Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.
– Ambrose Bierce

Academy: A modern school where football is taught.
– Ambrose Bierce

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
– Ambrose Bierce

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
– Ambrose Bierce

A medal is a small metal disk given as a reward for virtues, attainments or services more or less authentic.
– Ambrose Bierce

Advice is the smallest current coin.
– Ambrose Bierce

Advice is the smallest current coin.
– Ambrose Bierce

A medal is a small metal disk given as a reward for virtues, attainments or services more or less authentic.
– Ambrose Bierce

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
– Ambrose Bierce

Friendship is a ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.
– Ambrose Bierce

No country is so wild and difficult but men will make it a theater of war.
– Ambrose Bierce

An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
– Ambrose Bierce

A body of water occupying 2/3 of a world made for man…who has no gills.
– Ambrose Bierce

An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
– Ambrose Bierce

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
– Ambrose Bierce