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FRANCIS H. BRADLEY
You have to see the sex act comically, as a child.
W. H. AUDEN
The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours....
H. L. MENCKEN
A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A c...
W. H. AUDEN
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a s...
W. H. AUDEN
Aphorisms are essentially an aristocratic genre of writing. The aphorist does not argue or explain, ...
W. H. AUDEN
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
There's only one good test of pornography. Get twelve normal men to read the book, and then ask them...
W. H. AUDEN
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 2. You cannot strengthen the weak by we...
WILLIAM J. H. BOETCKER
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not...
H. L. MENCKEN
God is Love, we are taught as children to believe. But when we first begin to get some inkling of ho...
W. H. AUDEN
There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.
RALPH H. BLUM
No one hates his job so heartily as a farmer.
H. L. MENCKEN
When you're feeling terrific, notify your face.
H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
W. H. AUDEN
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
W. H. AUDEN
As a beauty I'm not a great star. Others are handsomer far; but my face -- I don't mind it because I...
A. H. EUWER
Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. MENCKEN
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
H. L. MENCKEN
Thus we see that the all important thing is not killing or giving life, drinking or not drinking, li...
R. H. BLYTH
The genius of capitalism consists precisely in its lack of morality. Unless he is rich enough to hir...
LEWIS H. LAPHAM
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the ...
W. H. AUDEN
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
W. H. AUDEN
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his...
W. H. AUDEN
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
H. L. MENCKEN
The best ad is a good product.
ALAN H. MEYER
No sacrifice short of individual liberty, individual self-respect, and individual enterprise is too ...
CLARK H. MINOR
The idea that leisure is of value in itself is only conditionally true. The average man simply spend...
H. L. MENCKEN
If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next ...
ERIK H. ERICKSON
To survive, men and business and corporations must serve.
JOHN H. PATTERSON
It seems to me, as time goes on, that the only thing that is worth seeking for is to know and to be ...
CHARLES H. BRENT