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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    For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
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    Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
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    God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
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    God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.
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    Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
    Source: A Carnival of Buncombe
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    Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
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    Historian - an unsuccessful novelist.
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    Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
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    Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
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    Hope is a pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible.
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    How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.
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    Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
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    Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
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    I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
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    I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
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