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Quotations From H.L. (HENRY LEWIS) MENCKEN

 

  • 21.
    The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 231, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).

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  • 22.
    If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. First printed in the Smart Set, December 1921. "Epitaph," from A Mencken Chrestomathy, p. 627, Knopf (1949). He wrote this in the prime of life; I don't think it is his actual epitaph, just another sample of his wit.

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  • 23.
    No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Chicago Tribune (Sept. 19, 1926).

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  • 24.
    Philosophy, as the modern world knows it, is only intellectual club-swinging.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 616, Knopf (1949).

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  • 25.
    Temptation is the woman's weapon and the man's excuse.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 620, Knopf (1949).

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  • 26.
    In every unbeliever's heart there is an uneasy feeling that, after all, he may awake after death and find himself immortal. This is his punishment for his unbelief. This is the agnostic's Hell.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 624, Knopf (1949).

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  • 27.
    Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 20 (1956).

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  • 28.
    It costs more to maintain ten vices than one virtue.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).
  • 29.
    A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 13 (1956).
  • 30.
    Any defeat, however trivial, may be fatal to a savior of the plain people. They never admire a messiah with a bloody nose.
    H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 623, Knopf (1949).

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