Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century.
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Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward and you will have the truth about him.
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
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.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
Life is a dead-end street.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world as pastors teach but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.