H. L. Mencken Quotes.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
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.
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman.
One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring.
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.