FORMA PAUPERIS. [Latin] In the character of a poor person --a method by which a litigant without money for lawyers is considerately permitted to lose his case. When Adam long ago in Cupid's awful court (For Cupid ruled ere Adam…
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable
Optimism: The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the...
A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable,...
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
Kindness is a brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
TEETOTALER, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
ELEGY, n. A composition in verse, in which, without employing any of the methods of...
DOG, n. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and...
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Tenacity is a certain quality of the human hand in its relation to the coin...
Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of...
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes...
Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science...
The only new ideas that are not subject to our skepticism or suspicion are our...