Best Famous Quotes by: Peter McWilliams, Phyllis Mcginley, Edward Shepherd Mead, Margaret Mead, Hughes Mearns, P. B. Medawar, Peter Medawar, Amanda Medinger, Ed Meese, Phiroz Mehta, Golda Meir, Lord Melbourne, Anthony de Mello, George Melton, Bernard Meltzer, Herman Melville, Jeff Melvoin, Menander, Mencius, H.L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken, Nelson Mendela, H. G. Mendelson, Aubrey Menen, Dominique de Menil, Dr. Karl Menninger, Dr. William Claire Menninger, Andrew Mercer, George Meredith, and Cardinal Mermillod

Best Peter McWilliams Quotes: The most famous quotes by Peter McWilliams

To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. — Peter McWilliams

Negative thinking is always expensive–dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically–hence I refer to any indulgence in it as a luxury. — Peter McWilliams

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves–at what we did or did not do. — Peter McWilliams

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on — Peter McWilliams

Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take. — Peter McWilliams

If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be. — Peter McWilliams

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones. — Peter McWilliams

Pain (any pain–emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories We would be more alive if we did more of this, and, Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain’s message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away. — Peter McWilliams

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts. — Peter McWilliams

Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it the first law of personal growth. — Peter McWilliams

Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can’t change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don’t fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don’t fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed. — Peter McWilliams

Resentment is anger directed at others–at what they did or did not do. — Peter McWilliams

Stubbornness is also determination. It’s simply a matter of shifting from won’t power to will power. — Peter McWilliams

To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves…We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here–with its gift of energy and heightened awareness–so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation. — Peter McWilliams

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. — Peter McWilliams

The simple solution for disappointment depression Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going. — Peter McWilliams

Best Phyllis Mcginley Quotes: The most famous quotes by Phyllis Mcginley

Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart. — Phyllis Mcginley

To be a housewife is … a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed. — Phyllis Mcginley

God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. But because I happen to be a parent of almost fiercely maternal nature, I praise casualness . It seems to me the rarest of virtues. It is useful enough when children are small. It is important to the point of necessity when they are adolescents. — Phyllis Mcginley

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. — Phyllis Mcginley

Best Edward Shepherd Mead Quotes: The most famous quotes by Edward Shepherd Mead

Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers. — Edward Shepherd Mead

Best Margaret Mead Quotes: The most famous quotes by Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire. — Margaret Mead

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. — Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders. — Margaret Mead

A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again. — Margaret Mead

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a lifestyle that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world. — Margaret Mead

Women want medicore men. and men are working hard to become as medicore as possible. — Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. — Margaret Mead

The United States has the power to destroy the world, but not the power to save it alone. — Margaret Mead

The mind is not sex-typed. — Margaret Mead

Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run. — Margaret Mead

Best Hughes Mearns Quotes: The most famous quotes by Hughes Mearns

As I was going up the stairI met a man who wasn’t thereHe wasn’t there again todayI wish, I wish he’d stay away. — Hughes Mearns

Best P. B. Medawar Quotes: The most famous quotes by P. B. Medawar

The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein it rejects it. — P. B. Medawar

Best Peter Medawar Quotes: The most famous quotes by Peter Medawar

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in … Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood. — Peter Medawar

Best Amanda Medinger Quotes: The most famous quotes by Amanda Medinger

Feeling passionate about something is like getting a peak at your soul smiling back at you. — Amanda Medinger

Best Ed Meese Quotes: The most famous quotes by Ed Meese

You couldn’t even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. — Ed Meese

Best Phiroz Mehta Quotes: The most famous quotes by Phiroz Mehta

The evolution of consciousness culminates in an all-inclusive consciousness that functions in the context of the infinite and the eternal. — Phiroz Mehta

Best Golda Meir Quotes: The most famous quotes by Golda Meir

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing. — Golda Meir

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man. — Golda Meir

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore. — Golda Meir

We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel. — Golda Meir

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here. — Golda Meir

I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively. — Golda Meir

What do you gain, Soviet Union, from this miserable policy Where is your decency Would it be a disgrace for you to give up this battle (On suppression of freedom for Jews in the USSR) — Golda Meir

We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others. — Golda Meir

I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like dtente when there’s a good English phrase for it-cold war. — Golda Meir

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be. — Golda Meir

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil — Golda Meir

It’s no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do … Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. — Golda Meir

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world-no ideals. — Golda Meir

The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight. — Golda Meir

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative. — Golda Meir

Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either. — Golda Meir

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. — Golda Meir

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. — Golda Meir

Don’t be so humble – you are not that great. — Golda Meir

Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem just cannot be. This city will not be divided-not half and half, not 60-40, not 75-25, nothing. — Golda Meir

Best Lord Melbourne Quotes: The most famous quotes by Lord Melbourne

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say. — Lord Melbourne

Best Anthony de Mello Quotes: The most famous quotes by Anthony de Mello

If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. — Anthony de Mello

Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them. — Anthony de Mello

Best George Melton Quotes: The most famous quotes by George Melton

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing – peace is the measure. — George Melton

Best Bernard Meltzer Quotes: The most famous quotes by Bernard Meltzer

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. — Bernard Meltzer

Best Herman Melville Quotes: The most famous quotes by Herman Melville

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. — Herman Melville

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes the whole universe for a vast practical joke. — Herman Melville

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. — Herman Melville

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. — Herman Melville

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound. — Herman Melville

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. — Herman Melville

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed. — Herman Melville

Best Jeff Melvoin Quotes: The most famous quotes by Jeff Melvoin

You think Nature is some Disney movie Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It’s feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn’t getting hit with lightning today, it’s an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you’re ending up on the wrong end of the food chain. — Jeff Melvoin

The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide. — Jeff Melvoin

Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We’ve become a nation of wimps We think we’re entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short. — Jeff Melvoin

Rain usually makes me feel mellow. Curl up in the corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today it just makes me feel wet. — Jeff Melvoin

Sexually,we are all competing for the same seat on the bus and the thing that holds it together is the tightly held conceit that we are all sexual gods. How can I believe in my own uniqueness when there’s a cat out there exactly the same as me — Jeff Melvoin

I’m not judging people, I’m judging their actions. It’s the same type of distinction that I try to apply to myself, to judge, but not be judgmental. — Jeff Melvoin

As close as we are today, tomorrow when we come back from that battlefield, we will be as close as two men can possibly be, sharing a bond that can only be forged in the face of imminent disfigurement. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. — Jeff Melvoin

Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her If I felt that way then, how come I don’t feel anything now — Jeff Melvoin

I’ve been over what I’m supposed to say and I’ve got to tell you, it’s pretty persuasive stuff, but is it the whole truth It’s a slice of truth, a morsel, a fraction. It’s a piece of the pie, certainly not the whole enchilada, and now that I’ve been thinking about it, I don’t think I could tell the whole truth about anything. That’s a pretty heavy burden, because we all just view the world through this little piece of coke bottle. Is there such a thing as objective truth I wonder. — Jeff Melvoin

George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping — Jeff Melvoin

What is it about possessing things Why do we feel the need to own what we love, and why do we become jerks when we do We’ve all been there– you want something, to possess it. By possessing something you lose it. You finally win the girl of your dreams, the first thing you do is change her. The little things she does with her hair, the way she wears her clothes or the way she chews her gum. Pretty soon what you like, what you changed, what you don’t like, blends together like a watercolor in the rain. — Jeff Melvoin

You’re confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they’re talking about product. That’s not art, that’s the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I’m not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands. — Jeff Melvoin

That’s not painting, that’s Paint-By-Numbers. That’s therapy for the artistically challenged. That’s what they prescribe for cretins in dayrooms. — Jeff Melvoin

Chris says it’s all in the doing, but to tell you the truth, there’s a lot to be said for the having. — Jeff Melvoin

CHRIS What’s art, Holling Is a Davinci art Dada art If you wrap up the whole Reichstag in toilet paper, is that art HOLLING Well, I can’t give you a complete definition, but I think it would be something Maurice would be willing to give good money for. CHRIS Yeah, well, you’re starting to scare me cause if that’s art, then I got to get a whole new gig. — Jeff Melvoin

Talking perceptions, people. Do we really see each other for what we really are, or do we just see what we want to see, the image distorted by our own personal lenses I lost someone today and the funny thing is, I don’t even know who she was. — Jeff Melvoin

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself…The act of voting is in itself the defining moment. — Jeff Melvoin

Ed, we just witnessed a peaceful transition in government. Do you realize how miraculous that is…Today, tiny Cicely, Alaska, stood up and put another W in the win category for democracy. — Jeff Melvoin

It’s not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it. — Jeff Melvoin

First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year’s worth of Salisbury steak…Life is a mystery. One man’s life- altering experience is another man’s tenderloin. — Jeff Melvoin

It’s cabin fever season people, that time of year when four walls feel like they’re going to come in here and choke the spirit right out of you. Time to lock away those firearms and hang tough. No way through it except to do it. — Jeff Melvoin

Best Menander Quotes: The most famous quotes by Menander

Being a man, ne’er ask the gods for a life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long. — Menander

He who labors diligently need never despair for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. — Menander

Whom the gods love dies young. — Menander

I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade. — Menander

The man who runs may fight again. — Menander

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. — Menander

The character of a man is known from his conversations. — Menander

Deus ex machina A god from the machine — Menander

Culture makes all men gentle. — Menander

Riches cover a multitude of woes. — Menander

The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind. — Menander

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. — Menander

Best Mencius Quotes: The most famous quotes by Mencius

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. — Mencius

The great man is he who does not loose his child’s heart. — Mencius

Sincerity is the way of Heaven. — Mencius

Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. — Mencius

Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight. — Mencius

Best H.L. Mencken Quotes: The most famous quotes by H.L. Mencken

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H.L. Mencken

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. — H.L. Mencken

Imagine the Creator as a stand up commedian – and at once the world becomes explicable. — H.L. Mencken

We must respect the other fellow’s religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. — H.L. Mencken

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. — H.L. Mencken

Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies. — H.L. Mencken

JUDGE, n A law student who marks his own papers. — H.L. Mencken

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know. — H.L. Mencken

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood. — H.L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. — H.L. Mencken

A home is not a mere transient shelter its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it. — H.L. Mencken

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. — H.L. Mencken

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. — H.L. Mencken

All zoos actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling. — H.L. Mencken

A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child. — H.L. Mencken

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. — H.L. Mencken

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. — H.L. Mencken

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. — H.L. Mencken

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. — H.L. Mencken

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don’t want to meet them. — H.L. Mencken

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. — H.L. Mencken

Criticism is prejudice made plausible. — H.L. Mencken

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. — H.L. Mencken

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe… Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. — H.L. Mencken

In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. — H.L. Mencken

For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. — H.L. Mencken

Misogynist A man who hates women as much as women hate one another. — H.L. Mencken

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

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists. — H.L. Mencken

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. — H.L. Mencken

Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own. — H.L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. — H.L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. — H.L. Mencken

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. — H.L. Mencken

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. — H.L. Mencken

Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. — H.L. Mencken

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. — H.L. Mencken

The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government they have only a talent for getting and holding office. — H.L. Mencken

Platitude an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true. — H.L. Mencken

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. — H.L. Mencken

Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. — H.L. Mencken

Never let your inferiors do you a favor – it will be extremely costly. — H.L. Mencken

Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. — H.L. Mencken

The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. — H.L. Mencken

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. — H.L. Mencken

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. — H.L. Mencken

We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine. — H.L. Mencken

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. — H.L. Mencken

To die for an idea it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true — H.L. Mencken

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. — H.L. Mencken

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth–that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. — H.L. Mencken

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed, and are right. — H.L. Mencken

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. — H.L. Mencken

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations. — H.L. Mencken

For every human problem, there is a neat, simple solution and it is always wrong — H.L. Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. — H.L. Mencken

Best Henry Louis Mencken Quotes: The most famous quotes by Henry Louis Mencken

Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. — Henry Louis Mencken

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. — Henry Louis Mencken

The fact that I have no remedy for the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong possibility that yours is a fake. — Henry Louis Mencken

One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. — Henry Louis Mencken

It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for any public office. — Henry Louis Mencken

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. — Henry Louis Mencken

Love is like war easy to begin but very hard to stop. — Henry Louis Mencken

A formula for answering controversial letters — without even reading the letters Dear Sir (or Madame) You may be right. — Henry Louis Mencken

The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters. — Henry Louis Mencken

Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel. — Henry Louis Mencken

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. — Henry Louis Mencken

A man’s women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow. In this fact, perhaps, lies one of the best proofs of feminine intelligence, or, as the common phrase makes it, feminine intuition. — Henry Louis Mencken

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who Is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are. — Henry Louis Mencken

A sound American is simply one who has put out of his mind all doubts and questionings, and who accepts instantly, and as incontrovertible gospel, the whole body of official doctrine of his day, whatever it may be and no matter how often it may change. The instant he challenges it, no matter how timorously and academically, he ceases by that much to be a loyal and creditable citizen of the republic. — Henry Louis Mencken

School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency. — Henry Louis Mencken

But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus. — Henry Louis Mencken

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. — Henry Louis Mencken

Every man is his own hell. — Henry Louis Mencken

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. — Henry Louis Mencken

No man ever quite believes in any other man. — Henry Louis Mencken

For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt. — Henry Louis Mencken

There is always an easy solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong. — Henry Louis Mencken

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia–to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess. — Henry Louis Mencken

The only cure for contempt is countercontempt. — Henry Louis Mencken

Love is the triump of imagination over intelligence. — Henry Louis Mencken

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. — Henry Louis Mencken

Criticism is prejudice made plausible. — Henry Louis Mencken

Life is a dead-end street. — Henry Louis Mencken

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. — Henry Louis Mencken

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. — Henry Louis Mencken

Love is the mistaken belief that one woman differs from another. — Henry Louis Mencken

A man always blames the woman who fooled him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark. — Henry Louis Mencken

Legend a lie that has attained the dignity of age. — Henry Louis Mencken

Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals. — Henry Louis Mencken

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. — Henry Louis Mencken

For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong. — Henry Louis Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. — Henry Louis Mencken

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. — Henry Louis Mencken

Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn’t they’d be married too. — Henry Louis Mencken

…the basic delusion that men may be governed and yet be free. — Henry Louis Mencken

We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. — Henry Louis Mencken

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We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. — Nelson Mendela

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Silence will not betray your thoughts but the expression on your face will. Humor has a hundred faces tragedy only a few. — H. G. Mendelson

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The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes. — Aubrey Menen

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What should move us to action is human dignity the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable. — Dominique de Menil

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Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. — Dr. Karl Menninger

Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible. — Dr. Karl Menninger

Neurotic means he is not as sensible as I am, and psychotic means he’s even worse than my brother-in-law. — Dr. Karl Menninger

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. — Dr. Karl Menninger

Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world a prescription often given, too rarely taken. — Dr. Karl Menninger

One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways. — Dr. Karl Menninger

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Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. — Dr. William Claire Menninger

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Only the most foolish of mice would hide in a cat’s ear, but only the wisest of cats would think to look there. — Andrew Mercer

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Who rises from a prayer a better man, his prayer is answered. — George Meredith

But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see. — George Meredith

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A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. — Cardinal Mermillod

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