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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A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
Bachelors know more about women than married men, if they didn't they'd be married too.
Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins all of them imaginary.