H. L. Mencken Quotes


17 H. L. Mencken quotes:



"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"The only really happy folk are married women and single men."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Historian: an unsuccessful novelist."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Honor is simply the morality of superior men."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"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."



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