Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce
Horse Cave Creek, Ohio
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is probably best-known for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters" and the sardonic view of human nature that info ...
Popular Poems
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Alone
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
That he the metal, she the stone,
Had cherished secretly alone.
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2.
Weather
Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see,
And I saw the Chief Forecaster, dead as any one can be--
Dead and damned and shut in Hades as a liar from his birth,
With a record of unreason seldome paralleled on earth.
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3.
Freedom
Freedom, as every schoolboy knows,
Once shrieked as Kosciusko fell;
On every wind, indeed, that blows
I hear her yell.
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4.
An Inscription
A conqueror as provident as brave,
He robbed the cradle to supply the grave.
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5.
Decalogue
Thou shalt no God but me adore:
'Twere too expensive to have more.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
11 November 2014
Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
11 November 2014
Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
11 November 2014
Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
11 November 2014
Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

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