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A man is known by the company he organizes.

Mencken H.L.


Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Mencken H.L.


I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

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.


Practice yourself what you preach.

Mencken H.L.


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Mencken H.L.


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Mencken H.L.


"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

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Piece of cake!

Mencken H.L.


We are what we pretend to be.

Mencken H.L.


In charity there is no excess.

Mencken H.L.


... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Mencken H.L.


Confucius say too much.

Mencken H.L.


Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Mencken H.L.


Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Mencken H.L.


Sometimes, too long is too long.

Mencken H.L.





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