H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on injustice and justice

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is Justice.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on knowledge

We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on courage, facts, inferiority, liberty, lies, love, mind, quality, resolution, self-reliance, and wonder

The fact is that liberty, in any true sense, is a concept that lies quite beyond the reach of the inferior man's mind. And no wonder, for genuine liberty demands of its votaries a quality he lacks completely, and that is courage. The man who loves it must be willing to fight for it; blood, said Jefferson, is its natural manure. Liberty means self-reliance, it means resolution, it means the capacity for doing without . . . the average man doesn't want to be free. He wants to be safe.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on animals and boredom

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on celebrity

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

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on problems, simplicity, and solution

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: quoted by Samuel Goldwyn

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on criticism and prejudice

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

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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