Home >> Quotes & Sayings >>

Ambrose Bierce Quotes (876 Quotes)


Find Ambrose Bierce books & products @ Amazon


  • DISABUSE, v.t. To present your neighbor with another and better error than the one which he has deemed advantageous to embrace.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • PRESENTABLE, adj. Hideously appareled after the manner of the time and place.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary pquo' given in exchange for a substantial pquid'.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • ADORE, v.t. To venerate expectantly.
    (Ambrose Bierce)


  • CAVILER, n. A critic of our own work.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • CALUMNUS, n. A graduate of the School for Scandal.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • 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)

  • EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • MOUSQUETAIRE, n. A long glove covering a part of the arm. Worn in New Jersey. But 'mousquetaire' is a might poor way to spell muskeeter.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • IMMODEST, adj. Having a strong sense of one's own merit, coupled with a feeble conception of worth in others.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • AGE, n. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • ASPERSE, v.t. Maliciously to ascribe to another vicious actions which one has not had the temptation and opportunity to commit.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.
    (Ambrose Bierce)

  • Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
    (Ambrose Bierce)


    Related Authors




Pg 1/5912345...102030...Last