Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.
Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad,...
PALMISTRY, n. The 947th method (according to Mimbleshaw's classification) of obtaining money by false pretences....
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous...
Optimism: The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the...
Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered...
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Laughter is an interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate...
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
I think love is the most unbelievable, and critical, thing in civilization. Everything else is...
Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly...
LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and...
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
DELEGATION, n. In American politics, an article of merchandise that comes in sets.
The great art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs
War is nothing more than the continuation of politics by other means.