Sunday, July 21, 2019

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. H. L. Mencken

Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed. H. L. Mencken

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. H. L. Mencken