"Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Ambrose Bierce on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Ambrose Bierce on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Ambrose Bierce on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Ambrose Bierce on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Ambrose Bierce on John F. Kennedy
"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."