The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
Quote by H L Mencken
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool....
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes...
To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins...
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on...
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -...
A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true....
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and...
No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea...
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the...
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.