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Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Mencken H.L.


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

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It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.

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Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

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

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You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

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The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

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The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

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Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.

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Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

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If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

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Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

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"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."

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Nothing endures but change.

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There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

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Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.

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What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.

Mencken H.L.





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Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die.
Oscar Wilde

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