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Nothing endures but change.

Mencken H.L.


Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Mencken H.L.


Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Mencken H.L.


We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Mencken H.L.


Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Mencken H.L.


The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

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.


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Mencken H.L.


I am a deeply superficial person.

Mencken H.L.


It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Mencken H.L.


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Mencken H.L.


God helps them that help themselves.

Mencken H.L.


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Mencken H.L.


Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Mencken H.L.


Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Mencken H.L.


We're all in this alone.

Mencken H.L.





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