Quotes of H. L. Mencken

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

- H. L. Mencken

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“ If you are really broke. You can’t afford giving up. If you can afford giving up. Then that means you are not broke. ”

- De philosopher DJ Kyos

“ You are successful in my book if you do what you love for a living; you do not owe money to anyone; you have a place what you call home; you have a wife/husband, a girlfriend/boyfriend, or a partner who loves and respects you; and most importantly, you are surrounded by friends and loved ones who stand by you in good and bad days. ”

- JOHN TASKINSOY

“ We accept some black people, receive some white people, embrace some Asian people, and welcome some mixed people, but God commands us to love all people. ”

- Matshona Dhliwayo

“ Keep in mind that three months worth of sowing equals three months of reaping at harvest, Remember not to stop sowing your fields in all ways in life after the first three months as its easy to feel good and live off of the fields already sowed but like a meat grinder the stock will eventually run out ”

- James D Wilson

“ In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. ”

- Anne Frank

“ Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you. ”

- Chuck Klosterman

“ It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we're wrong is courage, not weakness. ”

- Roy T. Bennett

“ If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. ”

- John Lennon

“ I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t expect a first kiss to be so…life altering. In a few brief moments, the rule book of my universe had been rewritten. Suddenly I was a brand new person. I was as fragile as a newborn, but instead of the doctor placing me in my mother’s arms, he’d put me in Ren’s. What would Ren do with me? Would he draw me near, soothe me, and teach me about this new world or would he reject me and tell the doctor there must be some mistake. There was no way to know. What a breakable and delicate thing a heart was, no wonder I’d kept mine locked away. ”

- Colleen Houck

“ I love words.  I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail.  I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum.  I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over.   In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. ”

- Richelle E. Goodrich

“ Spend the afternoon, you can't take it with you. ”

- Annie Dillard

“ Everything is easier said than done. Wanting something is easy. Saying something is easy. The challenge and the reward are in the doing. ”

- Steve Maraboli

“ Gratitude is not love. Don’t mix the two because they are not the same. ”

- Frank Matobo

“ Ladies, it’s harvest time!!! Take care of your crops, water them and weed them out. ”

- Charlena E. Jackson

“ Don't worry when people only bring up your past. It's only because your present and future looks brighter and better than theirs ”

- Kimberking

“ Our great human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain. ”

- Tom Robbins

“ How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others ”

- Steve Maraboli

“ In love, trust is a tonic and suspicion is a poison. ”

- Abhijit Naskar

“ Anything under God's control is never out of control. ”

- Charles Swindoll

“ The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses. ”

- C. JoyBell C.

“ I think romantic love evolved to enable you to focus your mating energy on just one individual at a time, thereby conserving mating time and energy. ”

- Helen Fisher

“ Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night. ”

- A. J. McLean

“ Eyes not only see but reveal secrets that hidden within our very soul, as You and I stroll in this world in search for our true and better selves." Morco ”

- Jeff Morco

“ I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go. ”

- Lauren Oliver