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Hits 76 to 100 of 1690
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Bacchus, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Ambidextrous, adj. Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Mayonnaise One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Deliberation, n. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Quotation, n The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Belladonna, n. In Italian a beautiful lady in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Edible, adj. Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Politeness, n The most acceptable hypocrisy.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Spring beckons All things to the call respond the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Clairvoyant, n. A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.”

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