Democracy the domination of unreflective and timorous men, moved in vast herds by mob conditions.
H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Contributed by: Zaady
Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it? The first one at least is disposed of.
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.
Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.
To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said - there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
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