Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

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I dont want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.

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Life is a dead-end street.

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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

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The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.

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Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.

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A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.

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

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Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it The first one at least is disposed of.

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The essence of a self-reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakable egoism.

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A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

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The real man lies in the depths of the subconscious.

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Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

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Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

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A man is called a good fellow for doing things which, if done by a woman, would land her in a lunatic asylum.

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