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H. L. Mencken Quotes
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The objection to a Communist always resolves itself into the fact that he is not a gentleman.
In human history a moral victory is always a disaster, for it debauches and degrades both the victor and the vanquished.
No man is worthy of unlimited reliance-his treason, at best, only waits for sufficient temptation.
The critic, to interpret his artist, even to understand his artist, must be able to get into the mind of his artist; he must feel and comprehend the vast pressure of the creative passion.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
What democracy needs most of all is a party that will separate the good that is in it theoretically from the evils that beset it practically, and then try to erect that good into a workable system.
Alimony-The ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
If a sense of duty tortures a man, it also enables him to achieve prodigies.
When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.
A man's women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity.
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