Ambrose Bierce

1842 - 1914

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on vested interests, politics, bush, and capitalism

Alliance (noun)
In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply in each others pockets that neither can seperately plunder a third.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

POLITICS, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on competition and conversation

Conversation, n.: A vocal competition in which the one who is catching his breath is called the listener.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: Not Your Average Dictionary

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on corruption, politics, profit, and trust

Corrupt, adj.: In politics, holding an office of trust or profit.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: Not Your Average Dictionary

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on anger, regret, and speech

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on business, cheating, and competition

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on women

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Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on earth, genius, god, manners, masculinity, originality, and women

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

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