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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Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
When a new source of taxation is found it never means in practice that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.
To die for an idea, it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
In the duel of sex, woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.