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Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Mencken H.L.


When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Mencken H.L.


A violent man will die a violent death.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Mencken H.L.


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Mencken H.L.


Odets, where is thy sting?

Mencken H.L.


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Mencken H.L.


Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Mencken H.L.


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Mencken H.L.


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Mencken H.L.


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Mencken H.L.


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Mencken H.L.


A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Mencken H.L.


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Mencken H.L.


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Mencken H.L.


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Mencken H.L.


The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Mencken H.L.





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It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Russell Bertrand

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