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The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Mencken H.L.


There is no fool to the old fool.

Mencken H.L.


English literature's performing flea.

Mencken H.L.


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Mencken H.L.


Facts are the enemy of truth.

Mencken H.L.


Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Mencken H.L.


Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Mencken H.L.


About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Mencken H.L.


Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Mencken H.L.


When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog along to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

Mencken H.L.


If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Mencken H.L.


"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Mencken H.L.


It is enough to make one sympathize with a tyrant for the determination of his courtiers to deceive him for their own personal ends...

Mencken H.L.


One thing I have no worry about is whether God exists. But it has occurred to me that God has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist.

Mencken H.L.


The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Mencken H.L.


Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Mencken H.L.


"Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex." (Where there is no police, there is no speed limit.)

Mencken H.L.


"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Mencken H.L.





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