"Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Ambrose Bierce on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Ambrose Bierce on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Ambrose Bierce on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Ambrose Bierce on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Ambrose Bierce on Booker T. Washington
"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."