"Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Ambrose Bierce on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Ambrose Bierce on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Ambrose Bierce on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Ambrose Bierce on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Ambrose Bierce on Albert Camus
"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."