Friday, September 20, 2019

H. L. Mencken Quotes

Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince. H. L. Mencken

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

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. H. L. Mencken

One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. H. L. Mencken

Let’s not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse. H. L. Mencken

Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them. H. L. Mencken

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. H. L. Mencken

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too. H. L. Mencken

For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. H. L. Mencken

Time stays, we go. H. L. Mencken