"Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Ambrose Bierce on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Ambrose Bierce on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Ambrose Bierce on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Ambrose Bierce on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Ambrose Bierce on Winston Churchill
"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
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