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The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Mencken H.L.


Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Mencken H.L.


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Mencken H.L.


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

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Rome was not built in one day.

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Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

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It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Mencken H.L.


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

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Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Mencken H.L.


If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

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Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

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Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Mencken H.L.


Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Mencken H.L.


The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

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Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

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Haste makes waste.

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Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Mencken H.L.


Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Mencken H.L.





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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
Fitzgerald F. Scott

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