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H.L. Mencken Quotes: "A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable."

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.




H.L. Mencken Quotes: "One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring."

One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The only really happy folk are married women and single men."

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.




H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest."

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense."

I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.




H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies."

Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "'Tis more blessed to give than to receive for example wedding presents."

'Tis more blessed to give than to receive for example wedding presents.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "What men value in the world is not rights but privileges."

What men value in the world is not rights but privileges.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Men are the only animals that devote themselves day in and day out to making one another unhappy."

Men are the only animals that devote themselves day in and day out to making one another unhappy.




H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy but that it is a bore."

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy but that it is a bore.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Unionism seldom if ever uses such powers as it has to ensure better work almost always it devotes a large part of that power to safeguarding bad work."

Unionism seldom if ever uses such powers as it has to ensure better work almost always it devotes a large part of that power to safeguarding bad work.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Honor is simply the morality of superior men."

Honor is simply the morality of superior men.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience."

Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable."

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression."

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "If after I depart this vale you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl."

If after I depart this vale you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age."

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Happiness is the china shop love is the bull."

Happiness is the china shop love is the bull.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "A prohibitionist is the sort of man one wouldn't care to drink with - even if he drank."

A prohibitionist is the sort of man one wouldn't care to drink with - even if he drank.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them."

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 Quotes: "It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear-fear of the unknown the complex the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety."

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear-fear of the unknown the complex the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Time is a great legalizer even in the field of morals."

Time is a great legalizer even in the field of morals.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong and that 99% of them are wrong."

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong and that 99% of them are wrong.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love."

Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another."

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Puritanism - the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy."

Puritanism - the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil."

The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands."

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Yet the same thing happens to the notions of morality. They are devised, at the start, as measures of expediency, and then given divine sanction in order to lend them authority."

Yet the same thing happens to the notions of morality. They are devised, at the start, as measures of expediency, and then given divine sanction in order to lend them authority.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Opera in English is in the main just about as sensible as baseball in Italian."

Opera in English is in the main just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "We must be willing to pay a price for freedom."

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing they marry later. For another thing they die earlier."

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 Quotes: "Nothing can come out of an artist that is not in the man."

Nothing can come out of an artist that is not in the man.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "No matter how happily a woman may be married it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not."

No matter how happily a woman may be married it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "All government, of course, is against liberty."

All government, of course, is against liberty.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends."

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "A Puritan is a person who lives in the fear that someone somewhere may be having a good time."

A Puritan is a person who lives in the fear that someone somewhere may be having a good time.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one."

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.



H.L. Mencken Quotes: "The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist Jack."

The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist Jack.