Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Bore: a person who talks when you wish him to listen.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
PANDEMONIUM, n. Literally, the Place of All the Demons. Most of them have escaped into...
Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
Laughter is an interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate...
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
ADVICE, n. The smallest current coin. The man was in such deep distress, Said Tom,...
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to...
Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad,...
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory...
Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.
ELEGY, n. A composition in verse, in which, without employing any of the methods of...
CARTESIAN, adj. Relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, _Cogito ergo...
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding...
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is...