Quotes by American Writer H. L. Mencken


For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken

Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish. H. L. Mencken

Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas. H. L. Mencken

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe. H. L. Mencken

There is no record in history of a happy philosopher. H. L. Mencken

How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh. H. L. Mencken

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. H. L. Mencken

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. H. L. Mencken
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It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake. H. L. Mencken

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. H. L. Mencken

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt. H. L. Mencken

Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses. H. L. Mencken

The lunatic fringe wags the underdog. H. L. Mencken

It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man. H. L. Mencken

A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation. H. L. Mencken

Adultery is the application of democracy to love. H. L. Mencken

JUDGE, n: A law student who marks his own papers. H. L. Mencken

Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient. H. L. Mencken

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong. H. L. Mencken


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