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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 A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills. Quote Right
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Quote Left Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while. Quote Right
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Quote Left Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on. Quote Right
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Quote Left Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. Quote Right
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Quote Left Bigot, one who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. Quote Right
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