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I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Mencken H.L.


What you don't know won't help you much either.

Mencken H.L.


Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Mencken H.L.


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Mencken H.L.


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Mencken H.L.


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Mencken H.L.


A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Mencken H.L.


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mencken H.L.


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Mencken H.L.


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Mencken H.L.


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Mencken H.L.


Practice yourself what you preach.

Mencken H.L.


We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Mencken H.L.


You get what you pay for.

Mencken H.L.


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Mencken H.L.


Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Mencken H.L.


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Mencken H.L.


When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Mencken H.L.





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