H. L. Mencken

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H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are people who read too much: bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Historian -- an unsuccessful novelist.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.More H. L. Mencken [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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