H. L. Mencken Quotes
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Puritanism-The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Intuition? Bosh! Women, in fact, are the supreme realists of the race.
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
We must respect the other fellows religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
Women hate revolutions and revolutionists. They like men who are docile, and well-regarded at the bank, and never late at meals.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
The effort to reconcile science and religion is almost always made, not by theologians, but by scientists unable to shake off altogether the piety absorbed with their mothers milk.
Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
A woman wishes to mother a man simply because she sees into his helplessness, his need of an amiable environment, his touching self-delusion.
Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. It should be left to the congenitally sinful, who know when to play with it and when to let it alone.
Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but hold hands.