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Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

H. L. Mencken

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

H. L. Mencken

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

H. L. Mencken

For every human problem, there is a neat, simple solution; and it is always wrong

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

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

H. L. Mencken

Historian : An unsuccessful novelist.

H. L. Mencken

Honour is simply the morality of superior man.

H. L. Mencken

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.

H. L. Mencken

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.

H. L. Mencken

In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.

H. L. Mencken

In war there is no room for mistakes.

H. L. Mencken

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.

H. L. Mencken

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

H. L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.

H. L. Mencken

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