H. L. Mencken Quotes

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

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Historian -- an unsuccessful novelist.

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For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

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Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.

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We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.

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

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The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.

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The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.

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Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

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Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn't, they'd be married too.

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

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19 suburbs in search of a metropolis.

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

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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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