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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Mencken H.L.


Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Mencken H.L.


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Mencken H.L.


If you don't count some of Jehovah's injunctions, there are no humorists in the Bible.

Mencken H.L.


Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman.

Mencken H.L.


It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Mencken H.L.


A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Mencken H.L.


You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Mencken H.L.


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Mencken H.L.


Government spending? I don't know what it's all about. I don't know any more about this thing than an economist does, and, God knows, he doesn't know much.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Mencken H.L.


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Mencken H.L.


If you don't strike oil in twenty minutes, stop boring.

Mencken H.L.


There are a lot of lies going around.... and half of them are true.

Mencken H.L.


British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Mencken H.L.


Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Mencken H.L.


There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Mencken H.L.





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If people say that here and there someone has been taken away and maltreated, I can only reply: You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Goering Hermann

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