Ambrose Bierce quotes

41 quotes by Ambrose Bierce


Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

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You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute. You are avenged 1440 times a day.

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Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

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Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.

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History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

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