L Quotes

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a r...

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"The truth will set you free...

"The truth will set you free, but first it might piss you off" - L.Aron Nelson (AKA Aron Ra)
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Probably the most neglected friend you have is you. And...

Probably the most neglected friend you have is you. And yet every man, before he can be a true friend to the world, must first become a friend to himself. ...L. Ron Hubbard
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"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the ...

"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, Minority Report
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"I submit to you that if a man hasn'...

"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live" -- M. L. King Jr.
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A judge is a law studen...

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. H. L. Mencken
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"The ability to envy anything ...

"The ability to envy anything less than amazing is what I envy in a fool's mind" -Maneo L Morteem
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Democracy is the theory that the commo...

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. โ€“ H. L. Mencken
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โ€œLots of men are like that, their a...

โ€œLots of men are like that, their artistic leanings never go beyond a weakness for shapely thighs.โ€ - L.F.Cรฉline
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Are you making lif...

Are you making life or is life making you? ...L. Ron Hubbard
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โ€œLife is like a box of ...

โ€œLife is like a box of retardsโ€ - L.A based comedian Sean, the audio Engineer
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How great it wou...

How great it would be if the world was ran by logic -L
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โ€œDecide what you want, decide what you a...

โ€œDecide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.โ€ โ€” H. L. Hunt
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"Desperation leads to innovat...

"Desperation leads to innovation with the right education learnt from frustration" - Adrian L.
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โ€œIt's not our job to toughen our children up to face a crue...

โ€œIt's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.โ€ - L.R. Knost
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"The capacity of human beings to bore o...

"The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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โ€œCompliment someone. Yo...

โ€œCompliment someone. Youโ€™ll feel better than they do!โ€ - Lindsey L. Indiana
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"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of oneโ€™s time def...

"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of oneโ€™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
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"Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of...

"Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of indifference and out-and-out evil which surrounds us or we light a candle to see by." โ€”Madeleine L'Engle
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When you stop living your life based on what others thi...

When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened ~Shannon L. Alder
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"Faith may be defined briefly as ...

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There h...

"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent." -- H. L. Mencken
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"Your perspective on life c...

"Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in" - Shannon L Alder
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"Criticism is pr...

"Criticism is prejudice made plausible." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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โ€œIf you have to convince someo...

โ€œIf you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left.โ€ โ€”Shannon L. Alder
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"A facility for quotation ...

"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." โ€” Dorothy L. Sayers
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"Love is like war; eas...

"Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop." -- H. L. Mencken
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"It is better to be alone than to be...

"It is better to be alone than to become a person that loses his soul to the fear of loneliness."- Shannon L. Alder
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"Puritanism: The haunting f...

"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." โ€“ H. L. Mencken.
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โ€œTrust the over thinker when they say ...

โ€œTrust the over thinker when they say they love you. Believe me, they have thought of every reason not to.โ€ -P.K. Pilgrim
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โ€œ โ€˜Be yourselfโ€™ is about the wo...

โ€œ โ€˜Be yourselfโ€™ is about the worst advice you can give to some people.โ€ -- Thomas L. Masson (author)
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When he was six he believed the moon overhead foll...

When he was six he believed the moon overhead followed him. By nine he had deciphered the illusion trading magic for fact, no tradebacks. -E.L. Severson III
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Hard work pays off, you get w...

Hard work pays off, you get what you put in. So why stop now? Gotta keep pushing. -L.L. James
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You don't get rich writing science...

You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion. -- L. Ron Hubbard
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Morality is doing what is right, regardless of...

Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. - H.L. Mencken
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"Too often I would hear men boast ...

"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." -Louis L'Amour
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"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is s...

"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." -- H.L. Mencken
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Did you just spoil a perfect m...

Did you just spoil a perfect moment by capturing it? โ€”Melinda May, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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โ€œThe urge to save humanity is ...

โ€œThe urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.โ€ โ€“ H. L. Mencken
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"Democracy is the theory that the comm...

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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โ€œI am har...

โ€œI am harms wayโ€- Samuel l Jackson
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โ€œThe whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace...

โ€œThe whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.โ€ โ€“ H. L. Mencken
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"Men become civilized, not in proportion to...

"Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt." (H. L. Mencken)
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"No thief, however skillful, can rob one of k...

"No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire." - L. Frank Baum
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โ€œWeโ€™ve got as many liv...

โ€œWeโ€™ve got as many lives as there are points of view.โ€ โ€” Peter L. Berger
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โ€œThink for yourself and let others enjoy the p...

โ€œThink for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.โ€ โ€”Voltaire, Traitรฉ sur la tolรฉrance, ร  l'occasion de la mort de Jean Calas
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โ€œMost misunderstandings in the world could be ...

โ€œMost misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?โ€ โ€•Shannon L. Alder
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"Nothing is less human t...

"Nothing is less human than refusing to see another human" - D.L. Hughley, 2019
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"It is even harder for the ave...

"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"A poet more than thirty ...

"A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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โ€œPersonality begins where comparison ...

โ€œPersonality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.โ€ โ€• Shannon L. Alder
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โ€œIf you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the cons...

โ€œIf you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.โ€ โ€•Shannon L. Alder
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Our greatest fear should not be of f...

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. - D.L. Moody
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โ€œDo not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be ...

โ€œDo not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.โ€ โ€• L.R. Knost
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โ€œMy life is a perfect grave...

โ€œMy life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.โ€ โ€•L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
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"Nobody ever went broke undere...

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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โ€œI believe there is a limit beyond which free speech cannot go, but it's a limit that's very seldo...

โ€œI believe there is a limit beyond which free speech cannot go, but it's a limit that's very seldom mentioned. .. I've got a right to say and believe anything I please, but I haven't got a right to press it on anybody else. ... Nobody's got a right to be a nuisance to his neighbors.โ€ ~ H. L. Mencken
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"I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speake...

"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." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"There is always an easy solutio...

"There is always an easy solution to every human problem โ€“ neat, plausible, and wrong." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"There are two types of people--those who come into...

"There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'" โ€” Frederick L Collins
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โ€œIt's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel...

โ€œIt's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.โ€ โ€• L.R. Knost,
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"You will heal when you ...

"You will heal when you are ready to, not when they say you should."- S.L. Gray
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โ€œYou can't do anything about the lengt...

โ€œYou can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.โ€ โ€• H. L. Mencken
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"All men are frauds. The only diffe...

"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"I never planned on falling for him. It just happened. But thatโ€™s the ...

"I never planned on falling for him. It just happened. But thatโ€™s the thing about love, isnโ€™t it? Itโ€™s like death. You know it will happen one day. You just donโ€™t know how or why or when.โ€ - L. J Shen, The Kiss Thief
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โ€œLife is as simple as these three questi...

โ€œLife is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it?โ€ โ€• Shannon L. Alder
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"But denunciatory rhetoric is so much easier and cheaper than go...

"But denunciatory rhetoric is so much easier and cheaper than good works, and proves a popular temptation. Yet is it far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness." -- William L. Watkinson
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"Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. I...

"Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. It should be left to the congenitally sinful who know when to play with it and when to leave it alone." ---H.L. Mencken
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"Puritanism: The haunting ...

"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." โ€” H. L. Mencken
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"Nobody got anywhere in...

"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content." โ€” Louis L'Amour
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"Nothing thatโ€™s easy is really worth ver...

"Nothing thatโ€™s easy is really worth very much, and just because itโ€™s difficult is no reason not to try." -- Madeleine L'Engle
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"To die for an idea; it is unquestionably n...

"To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!" โ€” H. L. Mencken
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It's not about what yo...

It's not about what you're called, it's what you answer to. ~D.L. Hughley
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That's the way things come clear. All of...

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along. -- Madeleine L'Engle
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"Journalism is the first r...

"Journalism is the first rough draft of history" - Philip L. Graham, Washington Post
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โ€œThe most introspective of sou...

โ€œThe most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.โ€ โ€• Shannon L. Alder
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"The basic fact about human existence is not that i...

"The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line." โ€“H.L. Mencken
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"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending sc...

"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 US editor (1880 - 1956)
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"Living is a pretty gr...

"Living is a pretty grim joke, but a joke just the same." - L Ron. Hubbard
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"To exist is to change, to change is...

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." -Henri L Bergson
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โ€œSome of the most beautiful things w...

โ€œSome of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.โ€ โ€” Shannon L. Alder
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