A rabbit’s foot may bring good luck to you, but it brought none to the rabbit

(And other epigrams by Ambrose Bierce.)

When you have made a catalogue of your friend’s faults it is only fair to supply him with a duplicate, so that he may know yours.

The only distinction that democracies reward is a high degree of conformity.

The philosopher’s profoundest conviction is that which he is most reluctant to express, lest he mislead.

A strong mind is more easily impressed than a weak; you shall not so readily convince a fool that you are a philosopher as a philosopher that you are a fool.

The ignorant know not the depth of their ignorance, but the learned know the shallowness of their learning.