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Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Mencken H.L.


Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Mencken H.L.


By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Mencken H.L.


What you don't know won't help you much either.

Mencken H.L.


When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Mencken H.L.


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Mencken H.L.


When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.

Mencken H.L.


Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Mencken H.L.


Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.

Mencken H.L.


Mum's the word.

Mencken H.L.


It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Mencken H.L.


The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Mencken H.L.


All phone calls are obscene.

Mencken H.L.


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Mencken H.L.


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Mencken H.L.


If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Mencken H.L.


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Mencken H.L.


No good deed goes unpunished.

Mencken H.L.





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