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H. L. Mencken Quotes

(1880-1956), American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.

Category: Temptation

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

Category: Theology

Time stays, we go.

Category: Time And Time Management

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.

Category: Trust

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

Category: Truth

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.

Category: Truth

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

Category: Voting

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.

Category: War

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.

Category: Wisdom

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.

Category: Writers And Writing