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The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Mencken H.L.


Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Mencken H.L.


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Mencken H.L.


Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Mencken H.L.


Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Mencken H.L.


The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Mencken H.L.


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Mencken H.L.


It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Mencken H.L.


Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Mencken H.L.


Events are not affected, they develop.

Mencken H.L.


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Mencken H.L.


Another day, another dollar.

Mencken H.L.


Well begun is half done.

Mencken H.L.


Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Mencken H.L.


The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

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.


Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Mencken H.L.


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Mencken H.L.





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