H L Mencken Quotes (161 quotations)

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76. In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. - H L Mencken

77. Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what sting is justice. - H L Mencken

78. It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause. - H L Mencken

79. It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. - H L Mencken

80. It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H L Mencken

81. It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. - H L Mencken

82. 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 a board of gods. - H L Mencken

83. It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H L Mencken

84. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H L Mencken

85. It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. - H L Mencken

86. It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. - H L Mencken

87. Judge: a law student who marks his own papers. - H L Mencken

88. Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him. - H L Mencken

89. Lawer: one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation. - H L Mencken

90. Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age. - H L Mencken

91. Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. - H L Mencken

92. Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. - H L Mencken

93. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. - H L Mencken

94. Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another. - H L Mencken

95. Man is a natural polygamist: he always has one woman leading him by the nose, and another hanging on to his coattails. - H L Mencken

96. Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own. - H L Mencken

97. Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution? - H L Mencken

98. Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists. - H L Mencken

99. Men have a much better time of it than women; for one thing, they marry later; for another thing they die earlier. - H L Mencken

100. Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another. - H L Mencken

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