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The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Ambrose St.


A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Ambrose Bierce


Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Ambrose Bierce


Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Ambrose Bierce


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Ambrose Bierce


Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Ambrose Bierce


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Ambrose Bierce


I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Bierce Ambrose


Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Bierce Ambrose


"Listen to what I say, not what I mean. I mean ...."

Bierce Ambrose


Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

Bierce Ambrose


If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Bierce Ambrose


Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

Bierce Ambrose


"My country, right or wrong" is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying "My mother, drunk or sober."

Bierce Ambrose


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Bierce Ambrose


I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! Can't prove anything!

Bierce Ambrose


The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Bierce Ambrose





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