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A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Mencken H.L.


If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Mencken H.L.


Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Mencken H.L.


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Mencken H.L.


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Mencken H.L.


Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Mencken H.L.


Necessity hath no law.

Mencken H.L.


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

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.


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.


To teach is to learn twice.

Mencken H.L.


Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

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.


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

Mencken H.L.


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Mencken H.L.


When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

Mencken H.L.


We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Mencken H.L.


Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Mencken H.L.





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