Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
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Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not...
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of...
TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working...
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which...
Bore: a person who talks when you wish him to listen.
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes...
(Love) A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the...
There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of...
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and...
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself...
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.