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H. L. Mencken Quotes
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A man of active and resilient mind outwears his friendships just as certainly as he outwears his love affairs, his politics and his epistemology.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
The fundamental trouble with marriage is that it shakes a man's confidence in himself, and so greatly diminishes his general competence and effectiveness. His habit of mind becomes that of a commander who has lost a decisive and calamitous battle. He never quite trusts himself thereafter.
Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting.
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
Nothing can come out of an artist that is not in the man.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complementary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
The American people, taking one with another, constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious mob of serfs and goose-steppers evergathered under one flag in Christendom since the end of the Middle Ages.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
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Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
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Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
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Its better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what your not.
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