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Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Mencken H. L.


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Mencken H. L.


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Mencken H. L.


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Mencken H. L.


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Mencken H. L.


No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Mencken H. L.


For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Mencken H. L.


... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Mencken H. L.


Better late than never.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

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Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Mencken H.L.


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Mencken H.L.


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Mencken H.L.


"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Mencken H.L.


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

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A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Mencken H.L.


Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Mencken H.L.


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Mencken H.L.


If there is no wind, row.

Mencken H.L.


With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Mencken H.L.


From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Mencken H.L.


All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Mencken H.L.


Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Mencken H.L.


You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Mencken H.L.


Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Mencken H.L.





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