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56 Famous Quotes by H. L. Mencken
9/12/1880 - 1/29/1956
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H.L. Mencken     Henry Louis Mencken     William Drayham
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The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act even when it has worked.

Difference Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.

Distrust Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.

Doubt Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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The more a man dreams, the less he believes.

Dream Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

Faith Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Fame: an embalmer trembling with stage fright.

Fame Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft. -H. L. Mencken.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft. thanks to Alan Bennett -H. L. Mencken.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.

Laughter Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.

Liberty Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

Love Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. -H. L. Mencken.

Love Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia--to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

Love Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.

Marriage Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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If I ever marry, it will be on a sudden impulse - as a man shoots himself.

Marriage Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.

Marriage Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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On one issue, at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.

Men and women Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

Men and women Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.

Men and women Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.

Men and women Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

Money Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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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.

Pleasure Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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Progress is the process whereby the human race is getting rid of whiskers, the veriform appendix and God.

Progress Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by H. L. Mencken

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