Born: June 24, 1842
Birthplace: Meigs County Creek, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: c. 1914
Occupation: Author and Journalist
Profile: Best known for The devil's Dictionary.
Number of Quotes: 6
Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.
COMMERCE, n. 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.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.