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Henry Louis Mencken

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Follow the rule of holes; if you are in one, stop digging.
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The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essential...
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Sunday School: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents
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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice
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Opera in English is, in the main, about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
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Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure reason, and demands the pr...
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Old age ain't no place for sissies.
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I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
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Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and mis...
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There is only one justification for having sinned, and that is to be glad of it
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The intelligent, like the unintelligent, are responsive to propaganda
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Creator: a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh
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Painting is the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic
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It is more blessed to give than receive; for example, wedding presents
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Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop
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Evangelical Christianity, as everyone knows, is founded upon hate, as the Christianity of Christ was...
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It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-c...
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You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothi...
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The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other a...
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A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
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Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
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I believe that no discovery of fact, however trivial, can be wholly useless to the race, and that no...
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It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound c...
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The aim of medicine is surely not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the ...
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He (the businessman) is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation
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When women kiss it always reminds me of prizefighters shaking hands
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The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate
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Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country it is a sign that he expects to be paid fo...
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One yearns unspeakably for a composer who gives out his pair of honest themes, and then develops the...
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People will believe what they want to believe
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The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman.
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The average man doesn't want to be free. He wants to be safe.
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Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
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On one issue, at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women
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Perhaps the most revolting character that the United States ever produced was the Christian business...
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Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends
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The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor
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The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits
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The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the ...
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I give you Chicago. It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in ...
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Adultery is the application of democracy to love
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No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nic...
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Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
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There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the ...
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Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party ...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. B...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Christian theology is not only opposed to the scientific spirit; it is opposed to every other form o...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
So few men are really worth knowing, that it seems a shameful waste to let an anthropoid prejudice s...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Men are the only animals who devote themselves assiduously to making one another unhappy.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
To denounce moralizing out of hand is to pronounce a moral judgment
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Change is not progress
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The way for newspapers to meet the competition of radio and television is simply to get out better p...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. W...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; a woman loses hers after four kisses
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
To wage a war for a purely moral reason is as absurd as to ravish a woman for a purely moral reason
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The average schoolmaster is, and always must be, an ass
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
God is a Republican, and Santa Claus is a Democrat
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The formula of the argument is simple and familiar: to dispose of a problem all that is necessary is...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
And out of each (schoolhouse) is vomited the standard product of the New Pedagogy - an endless proce...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Say what you want about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that th...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though sh...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A fool who, after plain warning, persists in dosing himself with dangerous drugs should be free to d...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common hones...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A professional politician is a professionally dishonourable man. In order to get anywhere near high ...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Old age ain't no place for sissies.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
All government, of course, is against liberty.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Any man who, having a child or children he can't support, proceeds to have another should be sterili...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Any man who, having a child or children he can't support, proceeds to have another should be sterili...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Metaphysics is almost always an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
You can't kiss an oil well.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in ...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
If you want peace, work for justice.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Belief in our mortality, the sense that we are eventually going to crack up and be extinguished like...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and mis...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A professional politician is a professionally dishonourable man. In order to get anywhere near high ...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other a...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
One seldom discovers a true believer that is worth knowing
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or of the American gospel tent, who pretends to k...
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN