Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent...
When you doubt, abstain.
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus...
BRANDY, n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody...
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of...
Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics.
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
JUSTICE, n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells...
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
RASH, adj. Insensible to the value of our advice.
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example...
ARISTOCRACY, n. Government by the best men. (In this sense the word is obsolete; so...
A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable,...
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
The years seem to rush by now, and I think of death as a fast...
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a...