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Ambrose Bierce quotes (15)

There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious excusable justifiable and praiseworthy.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Unsorted

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Profit

Learning n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Learn

Pray v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Religion

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

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

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Business

The covers of this book are too far apart.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Book

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Photography

Education n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Disguise

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

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

Telephone n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Telephone

All are lunatics but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Delusion

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