Thanksgiving Quote H L Mencken

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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.

H. L. Mencken

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

H. L. Mencken

To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!

H. L. Mencken

Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another.

H. L. Mencken

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

H. L. Mencken

When women kiss, it always reminds me of prizefighters shaking hands.

H. L. Mencken

Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.

H. L. Mencken

Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.

H. L. Mencken

No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.

H. L. Mencken

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

H. L. Mencken

Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one.

H. L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.

H. L. Mencken

There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.

H. L. Mencken

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.

H. L. Mencken

Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard.

H. L. Mencken

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

H. L. Mencken

All government, of course, is against liberty.

H. L. Mencken

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.

H. L. Mencken

Men have a much better time of it than women; for one thing, they marry later; for another thing they die earlier.

H. L. Mencken

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends

H. L. Mencken
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