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
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would...
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a...
We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend...
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because...
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience...
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool....
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I...
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what sting is justice.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very...
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But...
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended...
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.