H. L. Mencken Quotes
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Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
Anyhow, the hole in the donut is at least digestible.
Courtroom: a place where Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot would be equals, with the betting odds in favor of Judas.
We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers, life would become a mere syllogism and hence too metallic to be borne.
No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Everything you can imagine is real.