H.L. Mencken Quotes


138 H.L. Mencken quotes:



"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
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"Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted"
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"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right"
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"The great secret of happiness in love is to be glad that the other fellow married her"
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"When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever.... I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it."
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"Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses."
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"Democracy is based upon so childish a complex of fallacies that they must be protected by a rigid system of taboos, else even half-wits would argue it to pieces"
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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
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"I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing."
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"The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy."
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"Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven."
"Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in."
"The only really happy folk are married women and single men."
"A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them."
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"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
"I never smoked a cigarette until I was nine."
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"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby."
"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."



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