They have nothing but iced tea, is that okay?

カテゴリ: アンブローズ・ビアス

Birthn. The first and direst of all disasters.

Congratulationn. The civility of envy.

Diplomacy, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Happinessn. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Politenessn. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

Religionn. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Successn. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.

There was never a genius who was not thought a fool until he disclosed himself; whereas he is a fool then only.

If you want to read a perfect book there is only one way: write it.

A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to think something else.

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

When prosperous the fool trembles for the evil that is to come; in adversity the philosopher smiles for the good that he has had.