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Bierce, Ambrose
Born: 1842-06-24
Died: 1914-01-01

US author & satirist

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1913?) was an American satirist, litterateur, short story and ghost story writer and journalist, known as "Bitter Bierce".

Quotes

Advice: the smallest current coin.
- Ambrose Bierce

Age--that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
- Ambrose Bierce

The covers of this book are too far apart.
- Ambrose Bierce

Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
- Ambrose Bierce

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
- Ambrose Bierce

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
- Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce

Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
- Ambrose Bierce

Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
- Ambrose Bierce

Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
- Ambrose Bierce

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
- Ambrose Bierce

Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.)
- Ambrose Bierce

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
- Ambrose Bierce

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
- Ambrose Bierce

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
- Ambrose Bierce

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.
- Ambrose Bierce

To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
- Ambrose Bierce

To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge.
- Ambrose Bierce

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
- Ambrose Bierce


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