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.
Electricity is the power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by...
Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
EPIGRAM, n. A short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or...
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his...
WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage...
DELEGATION, n. In American politics, an article of merchandise that comes in sets.
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly...
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The secret of its...
OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything...
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are...
Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo
Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from...
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough...