"Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Ambrose Bierce on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Ambrose Bierce on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Ambrose Bierce on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Ambrose Bierce on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Ambrose Bierce on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."