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Comprehensive information about Ambrose Bierce including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842; assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913 ) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge " and compiled a satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". This educational Ambrose Bierce resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Education. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. Quote Right
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Quote Left History: An account mostly false, of events, unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. Quote Right
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Quote Left The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling Quote Right
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Quote Left Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. Quote Right
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