Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and...
Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad,...
Capital Punishment, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons -...
Irreligion - the principal one of the great faiths of the world.
Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend...
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Incompatibility: In matrimony, a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to...
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of...
Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment
Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to...
TEETOTALER, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.
OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything...
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line...