Thanksgiving Quote H L Mencken

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Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure reason, and demands the production of objective fact.

Henry Louis Mencken

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats

Henry Louis Mencken

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Henry Louis Mencken

Old age ain't no place for sissies.

Henry Louis Mencken

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.

Henry Louis Mencken

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

Henry Louis Mencken

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

Henry Louis Mencken

Every man is his own hell

Henry Louis Mencken

And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

Henry Louis Mencken

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.

Henry Louis Mencken

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.

Henry Louis Mencken

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.

Henry Louis Mencken

There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken

One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.

Henry Louis Mencken

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.

Henry Louis Mencken

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken

School days are the unhappiest in the whole span if human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.

Henry Louis Mencken

School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence.

Henry Louis Mencken

If you want peace, work for justice.

Henry Louis Mencken

For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt

Henry Louis Mencken
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