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If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate.

Mencken H.L.


The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Mencken H.L.


Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing?

Mencken H.L.


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Mencken H.L.


When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.

Mencken H.L.


If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee.

Mencken H.L.


"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Mencken H.L.


Nothing succeeds like success.

Mencken H.L.


Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Mencken H.L.


Satire is tragedy plus time.

Mencken H.L.


What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Mencken H.L.


... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Mencken H.L.


The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency.

Mencken H.L.


There but for the grace of God, goes God.

Mencken H.L.


Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Mencken H.L.


I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered down enough so people can afford to pay 'em.

Mencken H.L.


Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Mencken H.L.


Diplomacy is the art of letting the other party have things your way.

Mencken H.L.





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If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
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Mencken H.L
 
 
 
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