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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


Plato, by the way, wanted to banish all poets from his proposed Utopia because they were liars. The truth was that Plato knew philosophers couldn't compete successfully with poets.

Ambrose Bierce


I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Ambrose Bierce


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Ambrose Bierce


All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Ambrose Bierce


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Ambrose Bierce


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Various signs in Poland: Right turn toward immediate outside. Go soothingly in the snow, as there lurk the ski demons. Five o'clock tea at all hours. In a men's washroom in Sidney:

Bierce Ambrose


There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Bierce Ambrose


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Bierce Ambrose


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Bierce Ambrose


The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

Bierce Ambrose


Knowledge is power.

Bierce Ambrose


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Bierce Ambrose


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Bierce Ambrose


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Bierce Ambrose


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Bierce Ambrose





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