H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on marriage

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on fear and happiness

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: A Book of Burlesques, 1920

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on feeling, security, and suspicion

Self-repect -The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on laughter, life, and women

How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on body, force, temptation, and work

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on christianity, giving, good, and men

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on death and life

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Life is a dead-end street.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on emotion, fear, inferiority, and safety

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.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on conscience

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on facts, lies, life, money, value, and world

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

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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