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Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Ambrose St.


It's not easy, being green.

Ambrose Bierce


People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Ambrose Bierce


An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.

Ambrose Bierce


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Ambrose Bierce


The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Ambrose Bierce


Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Ambrose Bierce


Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Bierce Ambrose


When in doubt, do it. It's much easier to apologize than to get permission.

Bierce Ambrose


Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Bierce Ambrose


The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

Bierce Ambrose


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Bierce Ambrose


Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Bierce Ambrose


Vote early and vote often.

Bierce Ambrose


When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.

Bierce Ambrose


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Bierce Ambrose


Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Bierce Ambrose





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