What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.
GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.
Reconsider, v. To seek a justification for a decision already made.
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy, an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility.
ULTIMATUM, n. In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.
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.
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Destiny, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and fool's excuse for failure.
Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing
Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.