H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

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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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on cynicism

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken

Do not overestimate the decency of the human race.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on christianity, prudence, and wives

The Christian always mixes prudence with his devotion. He is willing to serve three gods, but draws the line at one wife.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on happiness and love

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on liberty and worth

No form of liberty is worth a darn [sic] which doesn't give us the right to do wrong now and then.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on happiness, justice, life, and love

There are two times in every man's life when he is thoroughly happy; just after he has met his first love and just after he has parted from his last one.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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