Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend...
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
BRANDY, n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody...
Reconsider, v. To seek a justification for a decision already made.
INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry...
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar...
Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by...
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving...
A man is known by the company he organizes.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks...
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are...
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus...
All is ephemeral, - fame and the famous as well.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the...