"Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Ambrose Bierce on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Ambrose Bierce on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Ambrose Bierce on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Ambrose Bierce on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."