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A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the rank...   Life
A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, ...   Life
Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemn...   Life
Aborigines, n.: Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a ...   Life
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.   Life
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himse...   Life
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one'...   Life
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taug...   Sports
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but no...   Life
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ours...   Life
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a phi...   Life
Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket ...   Life
An egotist is a person of low taste-more interested in himself than in...   Life
Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already suffic...   Life
Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.   Life
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse ...   Life
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of we...   Life
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that w...   Life
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a h...   Life
Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is ...   Life
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poiso...   Life
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion tha...   Life
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.   Life
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.   Life
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.   Marriage
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise a...   Life
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortun...   Life
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of...   Life
Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seei...   Life
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I thin...   Life
Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herse...   Life
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as dis...   Politics
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon   Life
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individu...   Business
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.   Life
Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, no...   Life
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.   Life
Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.   Time
Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.   Life
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedr...   Life
Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which ...   Life
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failur...   Life
Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible.   Life
Doubt is the father of invention.   Life
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if...   Life
Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toa...   Life
Education, n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the fo...   Education
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.   Life
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.   Life
Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.   Life
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our error...   Life
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks witho...   Life
Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.   Life
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead anima...   Life
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends ...   Life
Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from a man who did not parti...   Life
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the miser...   Life
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, wh...   History
Honorable, adj.: Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legis...   Life
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more p...   Life
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that al...   Life
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for,...   Life
In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Dive...   Life
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, inte...   Life
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, lever...   Life
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man,...   Life
Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theor...   Life
Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sau...   Life
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.   Education
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.   Life
Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a ...   Life
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the...   Life
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.   Marriage
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.   Intelligence
Mammon, n.: The god of the world's leading religion.   Life
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a mas...   Marriage
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a sta...   Life
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.   Life
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believ...   Life
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for ...   Nature
Optimism: The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is...   Life
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, an...   Art
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.   Life
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an ingloriou...   Life
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.   Life
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.   Art
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.   Life
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principle...   Politics
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.   Life
Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf o...   Life
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a si...   Life
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situat...   Life
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.   Life
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nat...   Life
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernm...   Life
Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited.   Life
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ev...   Anger
Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving ...   Life
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.   Success
Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right ...   Life
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.   Life
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the ad...   Life
The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.   Life
The covers of this book are too far apart.   Life
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the bu...   Business
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.   Life
The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the n...   Life
There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, a...   Life
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.   Life
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of...   Life
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.   Life
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. The...   Life
We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled...   Life
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a goo...   Life
When you doubt, abstain.   Life
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is...   Life