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If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Mencken H.L.


NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.

Mencken H.L.


Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Mencken H.L.


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?"

Mencken H.L.


When in doubt, tell the truth.

Mencken H.L.


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Mencken H.L.


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

Mencken H.L.


The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Mencken H.L.


Innovation is hard to schedule.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

Mencken H.L.


If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.

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.


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Mencken H.L.


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Mencken H.L.


Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Mencken H.L.


Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Mencken H.L.





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