Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce Quotes
ARISTOCRACY, n. Government by the best men. (In this sense the word is obsolete; so...
TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working...
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
A bride is a woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Age: that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still...
There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from...
Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having...
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern...
Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough...
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and...
Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.