Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people...
Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is...
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving...
A wedding is a ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one, one undertakes...
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Impiety, n.: Your irreverence toward my deity.
Kindness is a brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is...
RIBROASTER, n. Censorious language by oneself concerning another. The word is of classical refinement, and...
Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or...
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making...
Income is the natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability.
A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable,...
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.