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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
Fame
H. L. Mencken

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A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
Cynics and Cynicism
H. L. Mencken

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A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.
Gentlemen
H. L. Mencken

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A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
Politicians and Politics
H. L. Mencken

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A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.
Law and Lawyers
H. L. Mencken

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A nun, at best, is only half a woman, just as a priest is only half a man.
Nuns
H. L. Mencken

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A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
H. L. Mencken

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Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
Adultery
H. L. Mencken

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After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
Quotations
H. L. Mencken

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Alimony -- the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
Alimony
H. L. Mencken

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Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Churches
H. L. Mencken

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As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
Heart
H. L. Mencken

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Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
Bachelor
H. L. Mencken

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Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.
Bachelor
H. L. Mencken

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Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
Conscience
H. L. Mencken

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Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.
Conscience
H. L. Mencken

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Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
Critics and Criticism
H. L. Mencken

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Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
Democracy
H. L. Mencken

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Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
Decency
H. L. Mencken

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Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Faith
H. L. Mencken

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For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Problems
H. L. Mencken

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Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
Voting
H. L. Mencken

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Historian -- an unsuccessful novelist.
History and Historians
H. L. Mencken

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Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
Honor
H. L. Mencken

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Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
Husbands
H. L. Mencken

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun