Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
When you doubt, abstain.
A bride is a woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.
Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad,...
Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is...
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal...
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar...
LOSS, n. Privation of that which we had, or had not. Thus, in the latter...
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
JUSTICE, n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells...
Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from...
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is...
Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with...
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.