H. L. Mencken Quotes.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
It is the classic fallacy of our time that a moron run through a university and decorated with a Ph.D. will thereby cease to be a moron.
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
Every man is his own hell.
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.