Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving...
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes...
Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as...
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not...
Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if...
RASCALITY, n. Stupidity militant. The activity of a clouded intellect.
A bride is a woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to...
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a...
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
Laughter is an interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate...
I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter and grow sad....
I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I...