Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
If this is a crush, then I don't know if I could take the real...
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to...
DELEGATION, n. In American politics, an article of merchandise that comes in sets.
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example...
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are...
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern...
Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with...
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus...
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous...
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the...
Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or...