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H. L. Mencken Quotes
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New York is the place where all the aspirations of the Western World meet to form one vast master aspiration, as powerful as the suction of a steam dredge. It is the icing on the pie called Christian civilization.
Metaphysics is almost always an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible.
If experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
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.
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