Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities...
Kindness is a brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and...
The covers of this book are too far apart.
OUT-OF-DOORS, n. That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to...
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend...
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.
INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry...
Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to...
Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure,...
Age: that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still...
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon...
There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues