H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on imagination, intelligence, and love

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on temptation

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on good and women

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A man is called a good fellow for doing things which, if done by a woman, would land her in a lunatic asylum.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on democracy, success, and trying

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.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on democracy and worship

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on agreement, distrust, men, men and women, and women

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

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on children, conversation, love, men, pleasure, simplicity, and women

Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on boredom, depression, and life

The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on accidents, discovery, happiness, joy, and writing

To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said - there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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