Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy ... and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
Abscond. To "move" in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
Bride. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
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.