Pain: an uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of others
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty...
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or...
Example is better than following it.
Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople,...
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the...
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern...
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your...
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon...
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving...
LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and...
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous...
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.