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Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Mencken H.L.


None love the bearer of bad news.

Mencken H.L.


If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

Mencken H.L.


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Mencken H.L.


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Mencken H.L.


The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Mencken H.L.


Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Mencken H.L.


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Mencken H.L.


Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Mencken H.L.


Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Mencken H.L.


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Mencken H.L.


The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Mencken H.L.


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Mencken H.L.


Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Mencken H.L.


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Mencken H.L.


A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Mencken H.L.


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Mencken H.L.


What one fool can do, another can.

Mencken H.L.





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