Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
I think love is the most unbelievable, and critical, thing in civilization. Everything else is...
Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of...
Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish read to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his...
Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of...
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the...
ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the...
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.
Capital Punishment, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons -...
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
FAMOUS, adj. Conspicuously miserable. Done to a turn on the iron, behold Him who to...
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of...
Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.