Quotes by Henry Louis Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken

American journalist and critic

Alive from: 1880-1956

Category: Media

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    A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.
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    Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.
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    A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
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    Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
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    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
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    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
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    Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.
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    Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
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    No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
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    A bachelor is one who wants a wife, but is glad he hasn't got her.
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    A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
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    A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
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    A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
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    A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.
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    A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
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