H.L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

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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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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