Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to...
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people...
LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and...
WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage...
Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the...
Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of...
Irreligion - the principal one of the great faiths of the world.
Dog - a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and...
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored...
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.
Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they...
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -...