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Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Stepanakert, capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region, rioted over much needed spelling reform in the Soviet Union.

Ambrose Bierce


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Ambrose Bierce


If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all.

Ambrose Bierce


History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Ambrose Bierce


I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Ambrose Bierce


Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches.

Ambrose Bierce


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Bierce Ambrose


A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Bierce Ambrose


"The State of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity."

Bierce Ambrose


"First World" nations are the ones where people drive Japanese cars; "Second World" nations are where First World residents go on vacation; and "Third World" nations are the ones where people still dive out of trees to prove their manhood.

Bierce Ambrose


The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Bierce Ambrose


A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

Bierce Ambrose


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Bierce Ambrose


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Bierce Ambrose


The naked truth of it is, I have no shirt.

Bierce Ambrose


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Bierce Ambrose





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