H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

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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A Quote by H. L. Mencken

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on men

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All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on belief

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It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.

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 children, religion, respect, theory, and wives

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

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on facts, reason, remedies, and world

The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken

No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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