H L Mencken Quotes (161 quotations)

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26. Any man who, having a child or children he can't support, proceeds to have another should be sterilized at once. - H L Mencken

27. Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. - H L Mencken

28. As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H L Mencken

29. As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft. - H L Mencken

30. Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too. - H L Mencken

31. College football would be more interesting if the faculty played instead of the students - there would be a great increase in broken arms, legs and necks. - H L Mencken

32. Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies. - H L Mencken

33. Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons. - H L Mencken

34. Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. - H L Mencken

35. Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. - H L Mencken

36. Creator: a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh. - H L Mencken

37. Criticism is prejudice made plausible. - H L Mencken

38. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H L Mencken

39. Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses. - H L Mencken

40. Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. - H L Mencken

41. Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. - H L Mencken

42. Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. - H L Mencken

43. Democracy: The worship of jackals by jackasses. - H L Mencken

44. Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. - H L Mencken

45. Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. - H L Mencken

46. Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

47. Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H L Mencken

48. Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one. - H L Mencken

49. Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. - H L Mencken

50. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. - H L Mencken

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