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You'd best be snoozin', 'cause you don't be gettin' no work done at 5 a.m. anyway.

Mencken H.L.


The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.

Mencken H.L.


A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Mencken H.L.


Too clever is dumb.

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.


I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Mencken H.L.


It's our fault. We should have given him better parts.

Mencken H.L.


The better part of valor is discretion.

Mencken H.L.


Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.

Mencken H.L.


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Mencken H.L.


The naked truth of it is, I have no shirt.

Mencken H.L.


What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Mencken H.L.


No evil can happen to a good man.

Mencken H.L.


If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Mencken H.L.


There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has not yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Mencken H.L.


Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Mencken H.L.


Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Mencken H.L.


"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Mencken H.L.





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