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H. L. Mencken Quotes
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A woman wishes to mother a man simply because she sees into his helplessness, his need of an amiable environment, his touching self-delusion.
Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. It should be left to the congenitally sinful, who know when to play with it and when to let it alone.
A man who knows a subject thoroughly, a man so soaked in it that he eats it, sleeps it and dreams it- this man can always teach it with success, no matter how little he knows of technical pedagogy.
The theater, when all is said and done, is not life in miniature, but life enormously magnified, life hideously exaggerated.
Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.
The smallest atom of truth represents some man's bitter toil and agony; for every ponderable chuck of it there is a brave truth-seeker's grave upon some lonely ash-dump and a soul roasting in hell.
On the one hand, we may tell the truth, regardless of consequences, and on the other hand we may mellow it and sophisticate it to make it humane and tolerable.
Unionism seldom, if ever, uses such power as it has to insure better work; almost always it devotes a large part of that power to safeguarding bad work.
Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops.
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