Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?
H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Contributed by: Zaady
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Source: A Book of Burlesques, 1920
Self-repect -The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.
How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
Life is a dead-end street.
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
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