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 10
Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it? The first one at least is disposed of.
Democracy is the art form of running the circus from the monkey cage.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
After all, why be good? How many will actually believe it of us?
The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
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