Ambrose Bierce Quotes On Politics at starsquotes

Ambrose Bierce Quotes On Politics at starsquotes

Ambrose Bierce Quotes on Love, War, Politics at starsquotes, American writer of short story, journalist, poet, and veteran of the Civil War.

Ambrose Bierce was an American writer of short story, journalist, poet, and veteran of the Civil War. His book The Devil’s Dictionary has been listed by the American Bicentennial Administration as one of the “100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature.” His tale “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” has been described as “one of the most popular and often anthologized stories in American literature,” and his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (also published as In the Midst of Life) has been called one of the 100 most important American books written before 1900 by the Grolier Club. A prolific and versatile writer, Bierce was considered one of America’s most influential journalists, and a visionary writer of realist literature. Michael Dirda ranked him for his horror writing alongside Edgar Allan Poe and H. Lovecraft P. Stephen Crane, Ernest Hemingway and others inspired his war stories, and he was considered an prolific and feared literary critic. Bierce has gained greater recognition as a fabulist and for his poetry in recent decades. Bierce traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico in December 1913 to obtain first hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. He disappeared, and suspected to be traveling with rebel forces. We never saw him again. Ambrose Bierce Quotes are given below.

  •  Name:- Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
  • Date of Birth:- June 24, 1842
  • Husband/ Spouse:-Mary Ellen “Mollie” Day (m. 1871; div. 1904) 
  • Children:-  Raymond Day (1872–1889), Leigh (1874–1901), Helen (1875–1940)
  • Profession:- Soldier, Journalist, Writer
  • Movies:- Brave New World, Pride and Prejudice, 
  • Net Worth:- $5 Million
  • Birthplace:- Meigs County, Ohio
  • Nationality:- American
  • Hair color:- Brown
  • Online Presence:- Twitter, Instagram
  • Died:- c. 1914 (Aged 71–72)

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ambrose Bierce

“The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum — “I think that I think, therefore I think that I am;” as close an approach to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.”

Ambrose Bierce

“April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.”

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ambrose Bierce

“Religions are conclusions for which the facts of nature supply no major premises.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Patriotism, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Pantheism, n. The doctrine that everything is God, in contradistinction to the doctrine that God is everything.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Economy, n. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow that you cannot afford.”

Ambrose Bierce

“They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Selfish, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Sabbath – a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Scriptures – The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Happiness is lost by criticizing it; sorrow by accepting it.”

Ambrose Bierce

“To the eye of failure success is an accident.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.”

Ambrose Bierce

“In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.”

Ambrose Bierce

“diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one’s country.”

Ambrose Bierce

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