Henry L Mencken Quotes

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Henry L Mencken

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Henry L Mencken quote

Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
Philosophy | Henry L Mencken quote

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
Law | Henry L Mencken quote

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
Flowers | Henry L Mencken quote

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
Henry L Mencken quote

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
Henry L Mencken quote

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Henry L Mencken quote

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
Men | Henry L Mencken quote


American journalist and critic who died in 1956

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Died, Critic, Journalist, American
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