Ambrose Bierce

Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks, without knowledge, of things without parallel. - Ambrose Bierce

The covers of this book are too far apart. - Ambrose Bierce

Good writing is essentially clear thinking made visible.  - Ambrose Bierce

Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. - Ambrose Bierce

Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me. - Ambrose Bierce

Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.  - Ambrose Bierce

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity. (1842-?1914 - American journalist and writer) - Ambrose Bierce

Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. - Ambrose Bierce

Genealogy: An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own. - Ambrose Bierce

Heaven, n.: A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound your own.  - Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"