Ambrose Bierce Quotes

Calamities are of two kinds misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

~ Ambrose Bierce

Pray To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

~ Ambrose Bierce

Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.

~ Ambrose Bierce

Quotation, n The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

~ Ambrose Bierce

Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.

~ Ambrose Bierce

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

~ 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

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

~ Ambrose Bierce

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

~ Ambrose Bierce

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