Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example...
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored...
Income is the natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
Abscond - to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of...
Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible.
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack...
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war...
A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable,...
Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad,...
Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities...
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a...
Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for...
Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.