LOSS, n. Privation of that which we had, or had not. Thus, in the latter sense, it is said of a defeated candidate that he lost his election; and of that eminent man, the poet Gilder, that he has lost…
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
PRESBYTERIAN, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should...
ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due...
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom...
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or...
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
TOMB, n. The House of Indifference. Tombs are now by common consent invested with a...
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working...
Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
(Love) A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable,...
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
LEVIATHAN, n. An enormous aquatic animal mentioned by Job. Some suppose it to have been...
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.