Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted.

Henry Louis Mencken

And out of each (schoolhouse) is vomited the standard product of the New Pedagogy - an endless procession of adolescents who have been taught everything save that which is true, and outfitted with every trick save those that are socially useful.

Henry Louis Mencken

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

Henry Louis Mencken

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who Is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.

Henry Louis Mencken

Men are sad because they have to die so soon, women are sad because they were born so long ago.

Henry Louis Mencken

No article of faith is proof against the disintegrating effects of increasing information; one might almost describe the acquirement of knowledge as a process of disillusion.

Henry Louis Mencken

The intelligent, like the unintelligent, are responsive to propaganda.

Henry Louis Mencken
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