H.L. Mencken Quotes


138 H.L. Mencken quotes:



"I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Action Quotes Reason Quotes
"Let's not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: College Quotes
"It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Certainty Quotes
"The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking."
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
"To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Cute Love Quotes
"Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; a woman loses hers after four kisses"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Evolution Quotes
"School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself."
"The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it."
"Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on."
"All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them."
"The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Regret Quotes



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