H.l. Mencken Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old H.l. Mencken quotes, H.l. Mencken sayings, and H.l. Mencken proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts. H.L. Mencken
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. H.L. Mencken
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. H.L. Mencken
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. H.L. Mencken
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule and both commonly succeed, and are right. H.L. Mencken
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. H.L. Mencken
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. H.L. Mencken
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. H.L. Mencken
I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey. H.L. Mencken
Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. H.L. Mencken
Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. H.L. Mencken
Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead. H.L. Mencken
Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead. H.L. Mencken
The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. H.L. Mencken
Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another. H.L. Mencken
Inaction, save as a measure of recuperation between bursts of activity, is painful and dangerous to the healthy organism - in fact, it is almost impossible. Only the dying can he really idle. H.L. Mencken
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
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup. H.L. Mencken
Take them (women) away, and his existence is a s flat and secure as that of a moo-cow. H.L. Mencken
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love. H.L. Mencken
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup. H.L. Mencken
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake. H.L. Mencken
New York is the place where all the aspirations of the Western World meet to form one vast master aspiration, as powerful as the suction of a steam dredge. It is the icing on the pie called Christian civilization. H.L. Mencken
For every problem, there is a solution, which is simple, clean, and wrong. H.L. Mencken
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act; even when it has worked and he has not been caught. H.L. Mencken
The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots but as a party of bandits. H.L. Mencken
24 hours in a day. 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not. H.L. Mencken
24 hours in a day. 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not. H.L. Mencken
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. H.L. Mencken
He marries best who puts it off until it is too late. H.L. Mencken

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