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A bachelor’s life is a splendid breakfast, a tolerably flat
dinner and a most miserable supper.

H. L. Mencken

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

H. L. Mencken

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.

H. L. Mencken

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

H. L. Mencken

A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.

H. L. Mencken

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

H. L. Mencken

All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.

H. L. Mencken

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

H. L. Mencken

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

H. L. Mencken

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

H. L. Mencken

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

H. L. Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.

H. L. Mencken

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

H. L. Mencken

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

H. L. Mencken

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