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Quotations From H.L. (HENRY LEWIS) MENCKEN

 

  • 111.
    Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. repr. Prejudices, Third Series, "The Relative" (1922). Smart Set (New York, Aug. 1919).
  • 112.
    The real charm of the United States is that it is the only comic country ever heard of.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 623, Knopf (1949).
  • 113.
    The New LogicIt would be nice if it worked. Ergo, it will work.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 616, Knopf (1949).

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  • 114.
    In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 624, Knopf (1949).

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  • 115.
    Truth—Something somehow discreditable to someone.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).

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  • 116.
    Every failure teaches a man something, to wit, that he will probably fail again next time.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 617, Knopf (1949).

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  • 117.
    Our literature, despite several false starts that promised much, is chiefly remarkable, now as always, for its respectable mediocrity.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. "The National Letters," from Prejudices: Second Series, ch. 1, p. 15, Knopf (1920).
  • 118.
    Thanksgiving Day—A day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).

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  • 119.
    Since the Civil War its six states have produced fewer political ideas, as political ideas run in the Republic, than any average county in Kansas or Nebraska.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. "The National Letters," from Prejudices: Second Series, ch. 1, p. 71, Knopf (1920).

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  • 120.
    When you sympathize with a married woman you either make two enemies or gain one wife and one friend.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 620, Knopf (1949).

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