quote by H. L. Mencken

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

— H. L. Mencken

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No one has ever been accused for not providing ornaments, but for those who neglect their neighbour a hell awaits with an inextinguishable fire and torment in the company of the demons. Do not, therefore, adorn the church and ignore your afflicted brother, for he is the most precious temple of all.

The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities.

It should conduce at once to her health, comfort, and usefulness; and, while it should not fail also to conduce to her personal adornment, it should make that end of secondary importance

The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works.

Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world.

The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as a trade secret of Paleontology. Evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils.

The costume of women should be suited to her wants and needs.

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.

Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished.

Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

So it was, my dear Watson, that at two o'clock today I found myself in my old armchair in my own old room, and only wishing that I could have seen my old friend Watson in the other chair which he has so often adorned. - Sherlock Holmes.

The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people.

One cannot help but think of more serene and genteel times. From a whimsical child's teapot to an elegant English Teapot, to collectible teapots that adorn some homes, they are a subtle reminder of all that is good in this world.

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Perfecting one's intellect causes one to speak less, and those words spoken will be adorned with wisdom.

Silence is the adornment of the wise, and for the foolish the only dignity possible.

But the best argument of all [for evangelism] is to be found in the wounds of Jesus. You want to honor Him, you desire to put many crowns upon His head, and this you can best do by winning souls for Him. These are the spoils that He covets, these are the trophies for which He fights, these are the jewels that shall be His best adornment.

Make great account of your precious trials, both interior and exterior;

it is thus that the garden of Jesus is adorned with flowers, that is, with acts of virtue.

No radiant pearl which crested Fortune wears, No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears, Not the bright stars which Night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows Down Virtue's manly cheek for others' woes.

Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.

I like to walk about amidst the beautiful things that adorn the world.

If, on a full and final review, my life and practice shall be found unworthy of my principles, let due infamy be heaped on my memory; but let none be led thereby to distrust the principles to which I proved recreant, nor yet the ability of some to adorn them by a suitable life and conversation. To unerring time be all this committed.

Nakedness makes us democratic, adornment makes us individuals.

Courage is the fairest adornment of youth.

Positions and titles mean absolutely nothing.

They're just adornments; they don't represent the substance of anybody. Every person and every job is worth as much as any other person and any other job.

Let women paint their eyes with tints of chastity, insert into their ears the word of God, tie the yoke of Christ around their necks, and adorn their whole persons with the silk of sanctity and the damask of devotion.

It is right to love beauty and to desire it;

but God desires us to love and seek first the highest beauty, that which is imperishable. No outward adorning can compare in value or loveliness with that "meek and quiet spirit."

Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes.

It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.

I am tired of the superficial smiles that adorn the many ghouls among us.

I am tired of the righteous indignation that hides beneath those visages that feign our best interest and deign to think we cannot and will not stand for ourselves.

If we go back to the beginning, we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve their own interests. If the ignorance of nature gave birth to gods, the knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them.

For a moment man is a boy, for a moment a lovesick youth, for a moment bereft of wealth, for a moment in the height of prosperity; then at life's end with limbs worn out by old age and wrinkles adorning his face, like an actor he retires behind the curtain of death.

A preacher's life should be a commentary upon his doctrine.

.. Heavenly doctrines should always be adorned with a heavenly life.

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way;

And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.

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