Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1914?) født i Ohio som det 10. af 13børn. Kom i lære som typograf, før han gik ind i Kentucky Military Institute i 1859. Bierce meldte sig til Unionshæren, da borgerkrigen brød ud. Han steg hurtigt i graderne fra menig til løjtnant. I slaget ved Kenesaw Mountain fik Bierce et næsten dødeligt sår i hovedet, hvilket førte til hans udtræden. Hans første job indenfor journalistikken var som redaktør for San Francisco News-Letter, og skrev til den ugentlige klumme "Town Crier." Bierce giftede sig med Mary Ellen Day i 1871, ogdefik 3 børn. Fra 1872-74 var Bierce i England, hvor han skrev for Figaro, og hvor han publicerede sin første bog, 'The Fiend's Delight' (1873). Han vendte tilbage til San Francisco i 1875, hvor han arbejdede som redaktør ved forskellige blae. Bierce begyndte at skrive for San Francisco Examiner i 1887, mens hr arbejdede på sine egne ting. Hans erfaringer fra krigen gav stof til hans første novellesamling, 'Tales of Soldiers and Civilians' (1891). Det følgende år skrev han sit første bind poesi, 'Black Beetles in Amber' (1892). I 1896 blev han sendt til Washington, D.C. af the Examiner. Her blev han politisk reporter. Han er måske bedst kendt for sine satiriske værker, 'Fantastic Fables' (1899) og senere hans berømmede 'The Devil's Dictionary' (1906). I 1913 i en alder af 71 forsvand Bierce ind i Mexico for at skrive om banditten Pancho Villa, som han beundrede meget. De nøjagtige omstændigheder ved hans død er stadig et mysterium.
Afholdsmand: En svag person, som er faldet for fristelsen til at fornægte sig selv en nydelse Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Amnesti: Statens storsindethed mod de forbrydere, som det vil være for bekosteligt at straffe. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Anklage: At bedyre en andens skyld eller uværdighed, sædvanligvis for at retfærdiggøre over for sig selv, at man har gjort ham uret. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ass: The masculine of "lass". Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Auktionarius: En mand, som proklamerer med en hammer, at han har tømt dine lommer med sin tunge. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bacchus: En bekvem guddom opfundet i antikken som undskylning for at drikke sig fuld. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Barometer: Et genialt instrument, som angiver hvilket vejr, vi har. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bekendtskab: en man kender godt nok til at låne penge af, men ikke godt nok til at man vil låne vedkommende penge - Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Belladonna: På italiensk en smuk kvinde. På engelsk en dødelig gift. Et slående eksempel på den grundlæggende lighed mellem de to sprog. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Beundring: Vores høflige anerkendelse af en anden persons lighed med os selv. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Brud: en kvinde som har en behagelig forventning om lykke bag sig. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Entusiasme: en uro, der optræder i ungdommen og som kan kureres med små doser anger og erfaring Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Helgen: en synder, som er død, gennemset og rettet. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hjerne: Et apparat med hvilket vi tænker, at vi tænker. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Indvandrer: En uoplyst person, som anset et land er bedre end et andet. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kilt: Et kostyme, som undertiden bæres af skotter i Amerika og af amerikanere i Skotland. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kleptoman: En rig tyv. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kristen: En person, som tror, at Det Nye Testamente er en guddommeligt inspireret bog, fortræffelig egnet til at dække næstens åndelige behov.
En person, som følger Kristi lære i det omfang, det ikke kolliderer med et liv i synd. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kujon: En som i farlige situationer tænker med benene Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kål: En kendt havegrøntsag omtrent så stort og klogt som en mands hoved. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Maling: Kunsten at beskytte en overflade mod vejret og udsætte den for kritik. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mode: En despot, som den vise gør nar ad - og adlyder. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Rusten: Retfærdighedens sværd. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Råd: Forslag, du giver andre i håb om, at de vil virke til din fordel. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Selvoptaget person: en person med dårlig smag, mere interesseret i sig selv end i mig. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sex: Der er 3 køn: mænd, kvinder og piger. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Skæbne: Tyrannens ret til forbrydelser og tåbens undskyldning for fejltagelser. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Skønhed: Den magt, ved hjælp af hvilken en kvinde charmerer sin elsker og forfærder sin mand. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sweater: Klædning, båret af barn, når dets moder synes at det er køligt. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Tandlæge: En taskenspiller, som anbringer metal i din mund, samtidig med at han trækker mønter op af din lomme. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Tålmodighed: en slags lettere fortvivlelse forklædt som dyd. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Venskab: Et skib, som er stort nok til at bære to i godt vejr, men kun én i dårligt. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Zeus: Overhovedet for de græske guder, tilbedt af romerne som Jupiter og af moderne amerikanere som Gud, Guld og Hund. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
År: En periode med 365 skuffelser. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Afstand er det eneste, de rige går med til at give de fattige. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Alle er sindsyge, men den, der kan analysere sine vildfarelser, kaldes en filosof. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bare man dog kunne falde i en kvindes arme uden også at falde i hendes kløer. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Da Eva så sit spejlbillede i en vandpyt, opsøgte hun Adam og beskyldte ham for utroskab. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Der findes to slags ulykker: Uheld som rammer en selv, og held som rammer andre. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
En kannibal er en gastronom af den gamle skole, som har bevaret den enkle smag og holder fast ved den naturlige diæt fra før svinekødstiden. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
God at æde og gavnlig at fordøje er en orm for en tudse, en tudse for en slange, en slange for et svin, et svin for et menneske og et menneske for en orm. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Had er en rimelig følelse i betragtning af en andens overlegenhed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvad en kvinde beundrer mest hos en mand er, at han gør sig bemærket blandt mænd. Hvad en mand beundrer mest hos en kvinde er, at hun gør ham bemærket Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hykleri er at trække en ren skjorte over karakteren. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kedelig er den, som kun vil tale, når du vil have ham til at lytte. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Når Gud skaber en smuk kvinde, åbner djævelen en ny konto. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Når man elsker et dusin gange, vil den sidste kærlighed synes den første. Den, der siger, at han har elsket to gange, har aldrig elsket. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Skønhed er en magt, med hvilken en kvinde fortryller en elsker og forskrækker en ægtemand. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

Absurdity: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Academy: A modern school where football is taught. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Acquaintance: A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Admiration: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Adore: To venerate expectantly. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Advice: the smallest current coin. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Affliction: An acclimatizing process preparing the soul for another and bitter world. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Age: That period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Air: A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful Providence for the fattening of the poor. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Alcohol: (Arabic al kohl, a paint for the eyes.) The essential principle of all such liquids as give a man a black eye. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Allah: The Mohammedan Supreme Being, as distinguished from the Christian, Jewish, and so forth. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Alliance: I international politik, en sammenslutning af to tyve med hænderne så dybt begravet i hinandens lommer, at de ikke hver for sig kan plyndre en tredje. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Amnesty: The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Aphorism: Predigested wisdom. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Applause: The echo of a platitude from the mouth of a fool. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Auctioneer: The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Austere: having the quality of an antique virgin, or a legislator approached with a bribe by the side that he has been paid to oppose. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bacchus: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Barometer: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Battle: A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Beard: The hair that is commonly cut off by those who justly execrate the absurd Chinese custom of shaving the head. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Beauty: The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Belladonna: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bore: A person who talks when you wish him to listen. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Boundary: In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Brute: See Husband. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Childhood: The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth ? two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Christian: is one who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Christian: One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbour.
One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Clairvoyant: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Clarinet: An instrument of torture operated by a person with cotton in his ears. There are two instruments that are worse than a clarinet -- two clarinets. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Clergyman: A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of bettering his temporal ones. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Commerce: A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Conservative: A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Convent: A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Corporation:An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Coward: One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Cynic: A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Deluge: A notable first experiment in baptism which washed away the sins (and sinners) of the world. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Delusion: The tither of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-Denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Dentist: A prestidigitator, who puts metal into your mouth and pulls coins out of your pocket. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Dice: Small polka-dotted cubes of ivory, constructed like a lawyer to lie on any side, but commonly on the wrong one. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Dictator: The chief of a nation that prefers the pestilence of despotism to the plague of anarchy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Diplomacy: the patriotic art of lying for one's country. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Discussion: A method of confirming others in their errors. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Eccentricity: A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Egoist: a person more interested in himself than in me , (1842-1914)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Elector: One who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man's choice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Eulogy: Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead , The Devil's Dictionary   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Evangelist: A bearer of good tidings, particularly (in a religious sense) such as assure us of our own salvation and the damnation of our neighbours. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fashion: A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fiddle: An instrument to tickle human ears by friction of a horse's tail on the entrails of a cat. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fidelity: A vice peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fraud: The life of commerce, the soul of religion, the bait of courtship and the basis of political power. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Friend: While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands you are safe, for you can watch both his. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Friendship A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Garter: An elastic band intended to keep a woman from coming out of her stockings and desolating the country. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ghost: The outward and visible sign of an inward fear. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Gold: A yellow metal greatly prized for its convenience in the various kinds of robbery known as trade. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Grapeshot : An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hand: A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Heathen: A benighted creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Heaven: A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound your own. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Houri: A comely female inhabiting the Mohammedan Paradise to make things cheery for the good Mussulman, whose belief in her existence marks a noble discontent with his earthly spouse, whom he denies a soul. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Imagination: A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Immigrant: An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Impudence: The stunted and deformed illegitimate offspring of audacity and vulgarity. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Incompatibility: In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Inspiration: Literally, the act of breathing into, as a prophet is inspired by the Spirit, and a flute by an enemy of mankind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Interpreter:: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jove: A mythical being whom the Greeks and Romans ridiculously supposed to be the supreme ruler of the universe - unacquainted as they were with our holy religion. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jury: A number of persons appointed by a court to assist the attorneys in preventing law from degenerating into justice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Justice: A commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes, and personal service. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kilt: A costume sometimes worn by Scotchmen in America and Americans in Scotland. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
King: A male person commonly known in America as a “crowned head,” although he never wears a crown and has usually no head to speak of. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kleptomaniac: A rich thief. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Knowledge Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Koran: A book which the Mohammedans foolishly believe to have been written by divine inspiration, but which Christians know to be a wicked imposture, contradictory to the Holy Scriptures. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Labour: One of the processes by which A acquires property for B. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Lead: A heavy blue-gray metal much used in giving stability to light lovers particularly to those who love not wisely but other men's wives. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Learning: The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Lecturer: One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Leveller: The kind of political and social reformer who is more concerned to bring others down to his plane than to lift himself to theirs. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Lexicographer: A pestilent fellow who, under the preteens of recording some particular stage in the development of a language, does what he can to arrest its growth, stiffen its flexibility and mechanize its methods. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Love: A temporary insanity, curable by marriage. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mace: A staff of office signifying authority. Its form, that of a heavy club, indicates its original purpose and use in dissuading from dissent. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mad: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Magic: An art of converting superstition into coin. There are other arts serving the same high purpose, but the discreet lexicographer does not name them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mammon: The god of the world's leading religion. His chief temple is in the holy city of New York. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Marriage: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Miss: A title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mouth: In man, the gateway to the soul; in woman, the outlet of the heart. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Multitude: A crowd; the source of political wisdom and virtue. In a republic, the object of the statesman's adoration. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nonsense: The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Orthodox: An ox wearing the popular religious yoke. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Pantheism: The doctrine that everything is God, in contradistinction to the doctrine that God is everything. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Pantheisme: Doktrinen, at alt er Gud, i modsætning til doktrinen, at Gud er alt. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Pantomime: A play in which the story is told without violence to the language. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Patience: A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Patriot: One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Peace: In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Penitent: Undergoing or awaiting punishment. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Piano: A parlour utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Piety: Reverence for the Supreme Being, based upon His supposed resemblance to man. The pig is taught by sermons and epistles / To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Pig: An animal (Porcus omnivorous) closely allied to the human race by the splendour and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Piracy: Commerce without its folly-swaddles, just as God made it. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Plebiscite: A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Politics: A means of livelihood affected by the more degraded portion of our criminal classes. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Polygamy: Too much of a good thing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Prescription: A physician’s guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Presentable: Hideously apparelled after the manner of the time and place. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Property: The distinction between a whisky-drinking tramp and a champage-guzzling millionaire. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Provocation: Telling a man his father was a politician. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Quantity: A good substitute for quality, when you are hungry. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Queen: A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king, and through whom it is ruled when there is not. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Quotation: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Quotation: The words erroneously repeated. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Rack: An argumentative implement formerly much used in persuading devotees of a false faith to embrace the living truth. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Rattlesnake: Our prostrate brother, Homo ventrambulans. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Reality: The dream of a mad philosopher. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Recount: In American politics, another throw of the dice, accorded to the player against whom they are loaded. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Relations: People that you call on, or that call on you, according to whether they are rich or poor. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Religion:
- A goodly tree, in which all the foul birds of the air have made their nests.
- A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Representative: A gentleman who looks after the interests of his constituents - when they don’t conflict with his own. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbour. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Revelation: A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Revenge: Sending your girl’s love letters to your rival after he has married her. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Revolution: in politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Riddle: Who elects our rulers? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Right: A cipher which is of no value unless the numeral Might is placed in front of it. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Rite: A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Russia: A person with a Caucasian body and a Mongolian soul. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Rusty: The Sword of Justice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Scriptures: The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sex: There are three sexes; males, females and girls. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Slang: A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Slang: The grunt of the human hog (Pignoramus intolerabilis) with an audible memory. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Slang: The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sweater: Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Telephone: An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Telescope: A device having a relation to the eye similar to that of the telephone to the ear, enabling distant objects to plague us with a multitude of needless details. Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Truth: An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ugliness: A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Understanding: A cerebral secretion that enables one having it to know a house from a horse by the roof on the house. Its nature and laws have been exhaustively expounded by Locke, who rode a house, and Kant, who lived in a horse. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Valour: A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler’s hope. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vituperation: Satire, as understood by dunces and all such as suffer from an impediment in their wit. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a free man's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vote: The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Wit: The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Witch: An ugly and repulsive old woman, in a wicked league with the devil.
A beautiful and attractive young woman, in wickedness a league beyond the devil. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Worms' Meat: The finished product of which we are the raw material. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Year: A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Yoke: An implement to whose latin name jugum we owe one of the most illuminating words in our language-- a word that defines the matrimonial situation with precision, point, and poignancy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Zeal: A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Zeus: The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
ab>Caaba: A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham, and preserved at Mecca. The patriarch had perhaps asked the archangel for bread Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Calamities are of two kinds. Misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.) Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The covers of this book are too far apart , (1842-1914)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The fact that boys are allowed to exist at all is evidence of a remarkable Christian forbearance among men. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

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