H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 progress and taxes

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on quotations

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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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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