• Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
    Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
    Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Appeal: In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
    Appeal: In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
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  • Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
    Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Faith and belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
    Faith and belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Vote: The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
    Vote: The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Admiration: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
    Admiration: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Jealous: Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
    Jealous: Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Politeness. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
    Politeness. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • Logic:  The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations of human misunderstanding.
    Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations of human misunderstanding.
    ~ Ambrose Bierce