01 July 2009
ALLIANCE. n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third.
The Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 16
HISTORY. n. An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
The Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 161
PEACE. n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
The Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 248
PREJUDICE. n. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
The Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 264
SAINT. n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
The Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 306
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - c. 1914)