H. L. Mencken
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H. L. Mencken
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Time stays, we go.
Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
Every man is his own hell.
The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God’s children, but that as soon as…
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures…
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn’t care to drink with, even if he drank.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by…
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he…
Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago.
No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.
Archbishop – A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
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