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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Ambrose St.


Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Ambrose Bierce


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Ambrose Bierce


"Life is too important to take seriously."

Ambrose Bierce


Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Ambrose Bierce


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Ambrose Bierce


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Ambrose Bierce


Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Bierce Ambrose


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Bierce Ambrose


"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Bierce Ambrose


When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white men came, an Indian said simply "Ours."

Bierce Ambrose


The two party system ... is a triumph of the dialectic. It showed that two could be one and one could be two and had probably been fabricated by Hegel for the American market on a subcontract from General Dynamics.

Bierce Ambrose


He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Bierce Ambrose


Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Bierce Ambrose


Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Bierce Ambrose


By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Bierce Ambrose


Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Bierce Ambrose





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