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In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Mencken H.L.


Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Mencken H.L.


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

Mencken H.L.


There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Mencken H.L.


Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Mencken H.L.


Anything anybody can say about America is true.

Mencken H.L.


What good is it if you talk in flowers, and they think in pastry?

Mencken H.L.


People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time.

Mencken H.L.


"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Mencken H.L.


"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Mencken H.L.


Would it help if I got out and pushed?

Mencken H.L.


Small things make base men proud.

Mencken H.L.


It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Mencken H.L.


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Mencken H.L.


The hater of property and of government takes care to have his warranty deed recorded, and the book written against fame and learning has the author's name on the title page.

Mencken H.L.


Joe Cool always spends the first two weeks at college sailing his frisbee.

Mencken H.L.


There is no fool to the old fool.

Mencken H.L.


It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Mencken H.L.





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