H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

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

There is always an easy solution to every human problem-neat, plausible and wrong.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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

After all, why be good? How many will actually believe it of us?

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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

If there were only three women left in the world, two of them would immediately convene a court-martial to try the other one.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on cats, men, prudence, timidity, and women

Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent rats.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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

Without a doubt there are women who would vote intelligently. There are also men who knit socks beautifully.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on age, distrust, familiarity, and wisdom

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on world

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The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: Prejudices, First Series

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on books, people, and religion

There are some people who read too much: The bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as others are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on catholicism, mathematics, physics, pregnancy, and women

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: Notebooks, "Minority Report". Mermin, Norman David (1935 -)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on design and people

Bridges would not be safer if only people who knew the proper definition of a real number were allowed to design them.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: "Topological Theory of Defects" in Review of Modern Physics, v. 51 no. 3, July 1979.

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