When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
Quote by H L Mencken
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God,...
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which...
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience...
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than...
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably...
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to...
Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But...
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous...
Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.
Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.