Henry Louis Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken

American journalist and critic

Lived 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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    Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
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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 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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    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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    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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    A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.
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