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"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." -
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Top 5 quotes from Henry Mencken
"The essence of a self-reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakeable egoism."
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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
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Top 5 quotes from America
"If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
"On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does."
"There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one."
"In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them."
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life."