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Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Mencken H.L.


We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual. We do everything we can to butter him up. We give him a name, assure him that he has certain inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and when he dies we give

Mencken H.L.


were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi

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Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Mencken H.L.


If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Mencken H.L.


A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Mencken H.L.


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

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One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

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You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Mencken H.L.


"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."

Mencken H.L.


Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

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Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Mencken H.L.


I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

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A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

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If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

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Love the sea? I dote upon it

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A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Mencken H.L.


Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Mencken H.L.





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