Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of...
There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything...
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory...
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by...
INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary _quo_ given in exchange for a substantial _quid_.
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not...
Electricity is the power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by...
Income is the natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability.
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
Congratulations is the civility of envy.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a...
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to...
PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to...
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.