H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on democracy, good, people, and theory

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: A Book of Burlesques, 1920

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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 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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