Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
Quote by H L Mencken
H L Mencken Quotes
Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which...
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool....
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins...
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry...
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because...
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the...
Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no...
Every man is his own hell.
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes...
Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to...
One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of...
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.