American author and journalist; b. 1842; d. 1913
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."
Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries.
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.
Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.