Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are...
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a...
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is...
Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.
Congratulations is the civility of envy.
LEVIATHAN, n. An enormous aquatic animal mentioned by Job. Some suppose it to have been...
CARTESIAN, adj. Relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, _Cogito ergo...
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to...
Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople,...
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth...
Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
Abscond - to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty...
OLD, adj. In that stage of usefulness which is not inconsistent with general inefficiency, as...
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people...
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.