American author and journalist; b. 1842; d. 1913 · 29 aphorisms · no comments
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
Love: A temporary insanity cureable either by marriage or by removal of the influences under which he incurred the disorder. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than the patient.
Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses.
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.