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Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Mencken H.L.


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Mencken H.L.


Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Mencken H.L.


Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Mencken H.L.


"Are you police officers?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians."

Mencken H.L.


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Mencken H.L.


The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Mencken H.L.


All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Mencken H.L.


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Mencken H.L.


America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

Mencken H.L.


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Mencken H.L.


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Mencken H.L.


I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Mencken H.L.


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Mencken H.L.


The first rule of all intelligent tinkering is to keep all the parts.

Mencken H.L.


The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Mencken H.L.


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Mencken H.L.


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Mencken H.L.





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