Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people...
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are...
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is...
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage...
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Kindness is a brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
TEETOTALER, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.
Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar...
OLD, adj. In that stage of usefulness which is not inconsistent with general inefficiency, as...
Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your...
Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or...
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -...
Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible.
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the...