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Quotes by H.L. Mencken

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the popu ... Read Full Quote
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months i ... Read Full Quote
Imagine the Creator as a stand up commedian - and at on ... Read Full Quote
We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in ... Read Full Quote
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth w ... Read Full Quote
Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely ... Read Full Quote
JUDGE, n A law student who marks his own papers. ... Read Full Quote
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is g ... Read Full Quote
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be ... Read Full Quote
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks aro ... Read Full Quote
A home is not a mere transient shelter its essence lies ... Read Full Quote
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is ... Read Full Quote
All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and ... Read Full Quote
All zoos actually offer to the public in return for the ... Read Full Quote
A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrow ... Read Full Quote
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells ... Read Full Quote
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and f ... Read Full Quote
Democracy is the theory that the common people know wha ... Read Full Quote
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives ... Read Full Quote
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, ... Read Full Quote
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying ... Read Full Quote
Criticism is prejudice made plausible. ... Read Full Quote
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in ... Read Full Quote
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest ... Read Full Quote
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like p ... Read Full Quote
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unk ... Read Full Quote
Misogynist A man who hates women as much as women hate ... Read Full Quote
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am st ... Read Full Quote
Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in ... Read Full Quote
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pr ... Read Full Quote
Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. ... Read Full Quote
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being g ... Read Full Quote
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ... Read Full Quote
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that h ... Read Full Quote
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man ... Read Full Quote
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arg ... Read Full Quote
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one live ... Read Full Quote
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like y ... Read Full Quote
Platitude an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by ev ... Read Full Quote
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems ... Read Full Quote
Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must ... Read Full Quote
Never let your inferiors do you a favor - it will be ex ... Read Full Quote
Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, m ... Read Full Quote
The most common of all follies is to believe passionate ... Read Full Quote
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the ... Read Full Quote
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor i ... Read Full Quote
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human ... Read Full Quote
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctr ... Read Full Quote
To die for an idea it is unquestionably noble. But how ... Read Full Quote
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one ... Read Full Quote
The world always makes the assumption that the exposure ... Read Full Quote
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief ener ... Read Full Quote
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American ... Read Full Quote
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, ... Read Full Quote
For every human problem, there is a neat, simple soluti ... Read Full Quote
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody ma ... Read Full Quote