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Quotes By Ambrose Bierce

Nationality
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DOB
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24-06-1842
DOD
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1913

Journalist Ambrose Bierce was born on 24th June 1842 AD. A Mexican citizen, Ambrose Bierce was born in United States. He was also called Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was 71 years old when he died in 1913 AD. In his life Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.

- Ambrose Bierce

An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.

- Ambrose Bierce

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

- Ambrose Bierce

Beauty and the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

- Ambrose Bierce

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

- Ambrose Bierce

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

- Ambrose Bierce

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

- Ambrose Bierce

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

- Ambrose Bierce

Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.

- The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary , Ambrose Bierce

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

- Ambrose Bierce

The future is that period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured.

- Ambrose Bierce

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

- Ambrose Bierce

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.

- Ambrose Bierce

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.

- Ambrose Bierce

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

- Ambrose Bierce

The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

- Ambrose Bierce

MARTYR, n. One who moves along the line of least reluctance to a desired death.

- Ambrose Bierce

A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right. 

- Ambrose Bierce

Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.

- Ambrose Bierce

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