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H. L. Mencken Quotes

Self-respect the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.

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Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.

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One of the crying needs of the time is for a suitable burial service for the admittedly damned.

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We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.

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Historian -- an unsuccessful novelist.

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The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate.

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Temptation is a woman's weapon and a man's excuse.

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PURITANISM The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

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The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.

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It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.

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Man is always looking for someone to boast to woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.

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Anyone can be accurate and even profound, but it is damned hard work to make criticism charming.

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When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.

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Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.

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I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.

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