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Anything is possible on paper.

Mencken H.L.


Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Mencken H.L.


I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Mencken H.L.


A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Mencken H.L.


What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

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.


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Mencken H.L.


We are what we pretend to be.

Mencken H.L.


We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Mencken H.L.


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Mencken H.L.


Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Mencken H.L.


A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Mencken H.L.


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Mencken H.L.


"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Mencken H.L.


Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Mencken H.L.


Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Mencken H.L.


The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Mencken H.L.


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Mencken H.L.





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