Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
Perfection is an imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known...
Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal...
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory...
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of...
Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the...
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is...
YOUTH, n. The Period of Possibility, when Archimedes finds a fulcrum, Cassandra has a following...
TEETOTALER, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.
Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or...
Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible.
Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople,...
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are...
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune