Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

If you want peace, work for justice.

Henry Louis Mencken

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

Henry Louis Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Henry Louis Mencken

The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

Henry Louis Mencken

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.

Henry Louis Mencken

The formula of the argument is simple and familiar: to dispose of a problem all that is necessary is to deny that it exists

Henry Louis Mencken

There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.

Henry Louis Mencken

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf

Henry Louis Mencken

The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits

Henry Louis Mencken

Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead

Henry Louis Mencken

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends

Henry Louis Mencken

The Liberals have many tails, and chase them all

Henry Louis Mencken

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

Henry Louis Mencken

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.

Henry Louis Mencken

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.

Henry Louis Mencken

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