Henry Lewis Mencken

Baltimore, Maryland
Henry Lewis Mencken
Baltimore, Maryland

Quotes

11 November 2014
The life of man in this world is like the life of a fly in a room filled with 100 boys, each armed with a fly-swatter.
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.
11 November 2014
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
Debussy—A pretty girl with one blue eye and one brown one.
11 November 2014
Evil is that which one believes of others. It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
11 November 2014
... a tin-horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a ham actor.
11 November 2014
In every woman's life there is one real and consuming love. But very few women guess which one it is.
11 November 2014
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a good many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.

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