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
Doubt is the father of invention.
Incompatibility: In matrimony, a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory...
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored...
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of...
Optimism: The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the...
Tenacity is a certain quality of the human hand in its relation to the coin...
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
FUNERAL, n. A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the...
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever...
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.
REVELATION, n. A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he...
There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
DOG, n. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and...
We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.
Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at...