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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The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
Marriage is a wonderful institution but who would want to live in an institution?
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
As the arteries grow hard the heart grows soft.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic and hence incomparably amusing.
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.