The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake.
H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Contributed by: Zaady
No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and hence clamorous to be led to safety] by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Source: Defense of Women, 1923
Democracy is the art form of running the circus from the monkey cage.
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