History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
CUPID, n. The so-called god of love. This bastard creation of a barbarous fancy was...
Marriage is the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress...
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes...
Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of...
Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
MONARCHICAL GOVERNMENT, n. Government.
LEVIATHAN, n. An enormous aquatic animal mentioned by Job. Some suppose it to have been...
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable
Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
MALTHUSIAN, adj. Pertaining to Malthus and his doctrines. Malthus believed in artificially limiting population, but...
Patriotism is as fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone,...
Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.
PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics.
Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to...
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of...
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with...