Kindness is a brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Pain: an uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that...
The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.
Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for...
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the...
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well...
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
Reconsider, v. To seek a justification for a decision already made.
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or...
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for...
When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is...