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40 Famous Quotes by Henry Louis Mencken

Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure reason, and demands the production of objective fact.

Science Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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Socialism: nothing more than the theory that the slave is always more virtuous than his master

Socialism Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.

Theology Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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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.

Theory Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.

Thinking Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.

Writing Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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Opera in English is, in the main, about as sensible as baseball in Italian.

Music Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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

Bachelors Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

Cynicism Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

Fame Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

Government Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

Government Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

Taste Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.

Blame Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Henry Louis Mencken

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