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H. L. Mencken Quotes
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Politics, as hopeful men practise it in the world, consists mainly of the delusion that a change in form is a change in substance.
Human progress is furthered, not by conformity, but by aberration.
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.
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.
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