H.L. Mencken Quotes


138 H.L. Mencken quotes:



"The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Gossip Quotes
"We must be willing to pay a price for freedom."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end."
"Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"But I wonder where we will land if trial Judges begin deciding that the fact that a man has committed an atrocious crime is proof sufficient that he is not responsible for his acts"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Land 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 safeguard bad work."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Quality Quotes
"After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Regret Quotes
"If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Trust Quotes
"I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Truth 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."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent."
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes
"A judge is a law student who grades his own papers."
"Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them."
"Nature abhors a moron"
Author: Mencken Quotes Category: Nature Quotes



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