To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
Quote by H L Mencken
H L Mencken Quotes
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to...
Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born...
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a...
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than...
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which...
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a...
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very...
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think...
Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to...
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool....
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.