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No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Mencken H.L.


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Mencken H.L.


He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

Mencken H.L.


He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Mencken H.L.


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Mencken H.L.


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Mencken H.L.


The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Mencken H.L.


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Mencken H.L.


At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Mencken H.L.


Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

Mencken H.L.


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Mencken H.L.


The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Mencken H.L.


What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Mencken H.L.


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Mencken H.L.


If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Mencken H.L.


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Mencken H.L.


"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Mencken H.L.


If Karl, instead of writing a lot about Capital, had made a lot of Capital, it would have been much better.

Mencken H.L.





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