The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
Quote by H L Mencken
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from...
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were...
To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both...
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend...
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because...
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque...
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know...
The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born...
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what sting is justice.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very...
Every man is his own hell.