Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - December 19, 2012
The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
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P. B. Medawar (1915 - )  
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)  
Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors.
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Quentin Crisp  
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
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Joseph Baretti, quoted in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson  
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