An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by...
Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered...
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and...
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
LOSS, n. Privation of that which we had, or had not. Thus, in the latter...
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of...
INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary _quo_ given in exchange for a substantial _quid_.
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities...
CIRCUS, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women...
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
ELEGY, n. A composition in verse, in which, without employing any of the methods of...
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend...
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to...