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A place to leave pithy quotes which you may or may not resemble! Doesn't have to be Mencken sourced. I'm partial to Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, and Ambrose Bierce as well. emoticon
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"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."

H. L. Mencken
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Platitude, n. A thought that snores in words that smoke. -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
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As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folk of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.
H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
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“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
The late Terry Pratchet
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Heaven for climate; hell for society. -- Mark Twain
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“A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.”
― Ring Lardner

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"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." - Bullwinkle Moose
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Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
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Emily Dickinson says:

Had I not seen the sun I could have borne the shade;
But light a newer wilderness my wilderness has made.
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"Even Napoleon had his Watergate."
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Cruelty is not wit. -- Nancy Pelosi
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"After all, tomorrow is another day."

-- Scarlett O'Hara (Gone with the Wind)
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“Listening to Mitch McConnell talk about the decline of bipartisanship is like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette.”
- Al Franken (December 19, 2019)

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Christmas is at our throats again. -- Franklin Jones, Sr.
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Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.

Mark Twain
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I can resist everything except temptation. -- Oscar Wilde
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Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes. -- Oscar Wilde
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We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet, so we bought a dog. It’s cheaper, and you get more feet.

Rita Rudner
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