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The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Mencken H.L.


"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Mencken H.L.


The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Mencken H.L.


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Mencken H.L.


The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Mencken H.L.


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Mencken H.L.


There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

Mencken H.L.


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Mencken H.L.


There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Mencken H.L.


Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

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.


XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

Mencken H.L.


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Mencken H.L.


The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.

Mencken H.L.


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Mencken H.L.


Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Mencken H.L.


What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Mencken H.L.


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Mencken H.L.





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The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"
Rogers Will

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