Henry Lewis Mencken

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Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was a German-American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century. As a scholar Mencken is known for Th ...
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11 November 2014
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
11 November 2014
Every man is his own hell.
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Jury—A group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health, and business engagements, have failed to fool him.
11 November 2014
Sunday—A day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell.
11 November 2014
... a tin-horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a ham actor.

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