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H. L. Mencken Quote: “Nothing can come out of an artist that is not in the man.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “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 and don’t want to meet them.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The more a man dreams, the less he believes.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Women in general seem to me to be appreciably more intelligent than men. A great many of them suffer in silence from the imbecilities of their husbands.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The Jews fastened their religion upon the Western world, not because it was more reasonable than the religions of their contemporaries – as a matter of fact, it was vastly less reasonable than many of them – but because it was far more poetical.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “An altruist is one who would be sincerely sorry to see his neighbor’s children devoured by wolves.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “If there was ever a dissenter from the national optimismit was surely Edgar Allan Poe – without question the bravest and mostoriginal, if perhaps also the least orderly and judicious, of all the critics that we have produced.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The only really respectable Protestants are the fundamentalists. Unfortunately, they are also palpable idiots.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Pastor: One employed by the wicked to prove to them by his example that virtue doesn’t pay.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Los Angeles: nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “My guess is that well over eighty per cent. of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought...”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, and the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in his arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; he will set them above their betters.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The American people, I am convinced, really detest free speech. At the slightest alarm they are ready and eager to put it down.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I am suspicious of all the things that the average people believes.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A man’s women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman’s laugh.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “On one issue, at least, men and women agree. They both distrust women.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “One horse-laugh is worth ten-thousand syllogisms.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “If ever a man is to achieve anything like dignity, it can happen only if superior men are given absolute freedom to think what they want to think and say what they want to say.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Happiness is peace after strife, the overcoming of difficulties, the feeling of security and well-being. The only really happy folk are married women and single men.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Anyhow, the hole in the donut is at least digestible.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Jealousy is a keen observer, but looks for all the wrong signs.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The natural tendency of every government is to grow steadily worse-that is, to grow more satisfactory to those who constitute it and less satisfactory to those who support it.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The ideal state for a philosopher, indeed, is celibacy tempered by polygamy.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The most valuable of all human possessions, next to a superior and disdainful air, is the reputation of being well-to-do.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “To the best of my knowledge and belief, the average American newspaper, even of the so-called better sort, is not only quite as bad as Upton Sinclair says it is, but 10 times worse.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “They have taken the care and upbringing of children out of the hands of parents, where it belongs, and thrown it upon a gang of irresponsible and unintelligent quacks.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “New York: A third-rate Babylon.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The two main ideas that run through all of my writing, whether it be literary criticism or political polemic are these: I am strong in favor of liberty and I hate fraud.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “What ass first let loose the doctrine that the suffrage is a high boon and voting a noble privilege?”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms.”
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