Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern...
Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is...
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage...
Habit is a shackle for the free.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of...
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it...
Electricity is the power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by...
Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of...
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous...
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with...
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to...