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Posted by Jan (145.53.141.105) on August 04, 2003 at 14:20:01:

In Reply to: Henry Louis Mencken, American Iconoclast posted by Rich (172.172.216.112) on August 04, 2003 at 13:44:54:

Would you think that there is some misantropic tinge with Mencken? Or would cynical be a better adjective?

JDB

citations:
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
H. L. Mencken
- More quotations on: [Government]

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
H. L. Mencken

In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
H. L. Mencken

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
H. L. Mencken

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H. L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
H. L. Mencken

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
H. L. Mencken

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken
- More quotations on: [Love]

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.
H. L. Mencken
- More quotations on: [Men And Women]


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