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Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - October 24, 2016
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 (1880 - 1956)  
Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )  
If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it.
Emerson Pugh  
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them.
Lily Tomlin (1939 - )  
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