The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Quote by H L Mencken
H L Mencken Quotes
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably...
Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is...
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the...
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums...
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were...
Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at...
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from...
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God,...
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that...
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes...
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
Let's not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse.