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Quotations From H.L. (HENRY LEWIS) MENCKEN

 

  • 81.
    Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later, for another thing, they die earlier.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. "Sententiæ: Masculum et Feminam Creavit Eos," A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949).

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  • 82.
    Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 617, Knopf (1949).
  • 83.
    Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 619, Knopf (1949).

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  • 84.
    As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).

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  • 85.
    It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. repr. In Prejudices, Third Series (1922). "The Critical Process," Smart Set (New York, Dec. 1921).

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  • 86.
    A nun, at best, is only half a woman, just as a priest is only half a man.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 221 (1956).

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  • 87.
    Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 232, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).

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  • 88.
    A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness. But after that he begins to bunch them.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 232, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).

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  • 89.
    Psychotherapy—The theory that the patient will probably get well anyway, and is certainly a damned ijjit.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 233, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956). Yes, ijjit!
  • 90.
    The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 616, Knopf (1949).

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