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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

(1842-1914), American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Success is the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.

Category: Success

Take not God's name in vain; select a time when it will have effect.

Category: Swearing

Think twice before you speak to a friend in need.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.

Category: Trials

Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.

Category: Trials

Truth -- An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.

Category: Truth

They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.

Category: Vanity

Bride. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

Category: Weddings

Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.

Category: Wit