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Results of search for Author: H. L. Mencken - Page 1 of 17
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Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), Prejudices: Second Series, 1920
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
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