H. L. Mencken
American journalist and writer (1880–1956)
Henry Louis Mencken was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians, and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the Scopes Trial, which he dubbed the "Monkey Trial", also gained him attention.
H. L. Mencken Quotes Page 5
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn't they'd be married too.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later for another thing, they die earlier.
Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.
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.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
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