H. L. Mencken
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After all, why be good? How many will actually believe it of us?
All government, of course, is against liberty.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
All of the great patriots now engaged in edging and squirming their way toward the Presidency of the Republic run true to form. That is to say, they are all extremely wary, and all more or less palpable frauds. What they want, primarily, is the job; the necessary equipment of unescapable issues, immutable principles and soaring ideals can wait until it becomes more certain which way the mob will be whooping.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn't they'd be married too.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.