Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
H. L. Mencken
Henry Mencken
H. L. Mencken.
BornSeptember 12, 1880
Baltimore, Maryland
DiedJanuary 29, 1956
Baltimore, Maryland
American journalist, humorist, and social critic. Editor of the Baltimore Sun and many years a columnist for that and other newspapers. Famous for his sharp, biting wit.

The repository contains 50 quotes from H. L. Mencken.
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Marriage

A bachelor is one who wants a wife, but is glad he hasnít got her.

Marriage

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coronerís inquest.

Marriage

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

Men and Women

No man is ever too old to look at a woman, and no woman is ever too fat to hope that he will look.

Men and Women

Bachelors know more about women than married men. If they didnít theyíd be married too.

Politics and Government

The smarter a politician is, the more things he believes and the less he believes any of them.

Justice

Judge: A law student who marks his own examination papers.

Justice

Fine: A bribe paid by a rich man to escape the lawful penalty of his crime.

Doctors and Health

Osteopath: One who argues that all human ills are caused by the pressure of hard bone upon soft tissue. The proof of this theory is to be found in the heads of those who believe it.

Right and Wrong

Consience is the mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

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