Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which...
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
MUGWUMP, n. In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence....
INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary _quo_ given in exchange for a substantial _quid_.
OBSESSED, p.p. Vexed by an evil spirit, like the Gadarene swine and other critics. Obsession...
Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the...
The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them...
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of...
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
BRANDY, n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody...
Incompatibility: In matrimony, a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
TEETOTALER, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not...
REVELATION, n. A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he...
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to...
Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.
Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.