H L Mencken Quotes (161 quotations)

Index Page # 7 of 7 (Quotes : 151 - 161 )

151. 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

152. Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. - H L Mencken

153. War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebums and smaller adrenal glands. - H L Mencken

154. We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. - H L Mencken

155. We are here and now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine. - H L Mencken

156. We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. - H L Mencken

157. Wealth - any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband. - H L Mencken

158. When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before. - H L Mencken

159. When women kiss, it always reminds me of prizefighters shaking hands. - H L Mencken

160. Wife: a former sweetheart. - H L Mencken

161. Wife: one who is sorry she did it, but would undoubtedly do it again. - H L Mencken

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