The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.
Incompatibility: In matrimony, a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon...
A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable,...
Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.
Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress,...
Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.
WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage...
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving...
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the...
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable
Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure,...
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The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on...
After the government takes enough to balance the budget, the taxpayer has the job of...