Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
PALMISTRY, n. The 947th method (according to Mimbleshaw's classification) of obtaining money by false pretences....
A bride is a woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered...
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself...
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent...
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly...
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy
Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as...
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks...
Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
SAFETY-CLUTCH, n. A mechanical device acting automatically to prevent the fall of an elevator, or...
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to...
Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.