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H. L. Mencken Quotes
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H. L. Mencken Quote: “What makes philosophy so tedious is not the profundity of philosophers, but their lack of art; they are like physicians who soughtto cure a slight hyperacidity by prescribing a carload of burned oyster-shells.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Every failure teaches a man something, to wit, that he will probably fail again.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I have often argued that a poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child. I begin to suspect that there may be some truth in it.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I think the Negro people should feel secure enough by now to face a reasonable ridicule without terror. I am unalterably opposed to all efforts to put down free speech, whatever the excuse.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A tin horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a ham actor.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The only time you have a free press is when you own one.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “No healthy man, in his secret heart, is content with his destiny. He is tortured by dreams and images as a child is tortured by the thought of a state of existence in which it would live in a candy store and have two stomachs.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “What the meaning of human life may be I don’t know: I incline to suspect that it has none.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I drink exactly as much as I want, and one drink more.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “If the American people really tire of democracy and want to make a trial of Fascism, I shall be the last person to object. But if that is their mood, then they had better proceed toward their aim by changing the Constitution and not by forgetting it.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A nun, at best, is only half a woman, just as a priest is only half a man.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers, life would become a mere syllogism and hence too metallic to be borne.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Kipling, the grandson of a Methodist preacher, reveals the tin-pot evangelist with increasing clarity as youth and its ribaldries pass away and he falls back upon his fundamentals.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Religion is a conceited effort to deny the most obvious realities.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Sometimes the idiots outvote the sensible people.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “A woman usually respects her father, but her view of her husband is mingled with contempt, for she is of course privy to the transparent devices by which she snared him.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed, and are right.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Suppose two-thirds of the members of the national House of Representatives were dumped into the Washington garbage incinerator tomorrow, what would we lose to offset our gain of their salaries and the salaries of their parasites?”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said – there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Popularity – The capacity for listening sympathetically when men boast of their wives and women complain of their husbands.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “When a private citizen is robbed, a worthy man is deprived of the fruits of his industry and thrift; when the government is robbed, the worst that happens is that certain rogues and loafers have less money to play with than they had before.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Man, without a saving touch of woman in him, is too doltish, too naive and romantic, too easily deluded and lulled to sleep by his imagination to be anything above a cavalryman, a theologian or a corporation director.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The net effect of Clarence Darrow’s great speech yesterday seemed to be precisely the same as if he had bawled it up a rainspout in the interior of Afghanistan.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Politics, as hopeful men practise it in the world, consists mainly of the delusion that a change in form is a change in substance.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Never drink if you’ve got any work to do. Never.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Not by accident, you may be sure, do the Christian Scriptures make the father of knowledge a serpent – slimy, sneaking and abominable.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “We have had more brilliant Presidents than Cleveland, and one or two who were considerably more profound, but we have never had one, at least since Washington, whose fundamental character was solider and more admirable.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The average schoolmaster is and always must be essentially an ass, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “No professional politician is ever actually in favor of public economy. It is his implacable enemy, and he knows it. All professional politicians are dedicated wholeheartedly to waste and corruption. They are the enemies of every decent man.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The fact that a human brain of high amperage, otherwise highly efficient, may have a hole in it is surely not a secret.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Taxation, for example, is eternally lively; it concerns nine-tenths of us more directly than either smallpox or golf, and has just as much drama in it; moreover, it has been mellowed and made gay by as many gaudy, preposterous theories.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The only guarantee of the Bill of Rights which continues to have any force and effect is the one prohibiting quartering troops on citizens in time of peace. All the rest have been disposed of by judicial interpretation and legislative whittling.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Only a jackass ever talks over his affairs with a woman, whether she be his sweetheart, wife, or sister, or mother.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Capitalism under democracy has a further advantage: its enemies, even when it is attacked, are scattered and weak, and it is usually easily able to array one half of them against the other half, and thus dispose of both.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “The only way to reconcile science and religion is to set up something which is not science and something that is not religion.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “What is the professor’s function? To pass on to numskulls a body of so-called knowledge that is fragmentary, unimportant, and largely untrue.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Psychotherapy is the theory that the patient will probably get well anyhow and is certainly a damn fool.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Why assume so glibly that the God who presumably created the universe is still running it? It is certainly conceivable that He may have finished it and then turned it over to lesser gods to operate.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.”
H. L. Mencken Quote: “Nietzsche, to the end of his days, remained a Russian pastor’s son, and hence two-thirds of a Puritan; he erected his war upon holiness, toward the end, into a sort of holy war.”
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