Age: that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and...
Advice is the smallest current coin.
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line...
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory...
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything...
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
RASH, adj. Insensible to the value of our advice.
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus...
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the...
Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities...
INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary _quo_ given in exchange for a substantial _quid_.
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
Electricity is the power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by...
Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who...
Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day.
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.