Ambrose Bierce Quotes

It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.

Ambrose Bierce

CHRISTIAN, n. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.

Ambrose Bierce

Absurdity, n. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

Ambrose Bierce

Hospitality, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.

Ambrose Bierce

INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back.

Ambrose Bierce

PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.

Ambrose Bierce

PALM, n. A species of tree having several varieties, of which the familiar "itching palm" (_Palma hominis_) is most widely distributed and sedulously cultivated. This noble vegetable exudes a kind of invisible gum, which may be detected by applying to the bark a piece of gold or silver. The metal will adhere with remarkable tenacity. The fruit of the itching palm is so bitter and unsatisfying that a considerable percentage of it is sometimes given away in what are known as "benefactions.

Ambrose Bierce
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