Quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

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

Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.

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

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.)

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.