Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American editor, author, critic, humorist

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Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. - Henry Louis Mencken
Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another. - Henry Louis Mencken
Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure reason, and demands the production of objective fact. - Henry Louis Mencken
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Henry Louis Mencken
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. - Henry Louis Mencken
The curse of man, and the cause of nearly all his woe, is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible. (A Mencken Chrestomathy, 1949) - Henry Louis Mencken
No normal man ever fell in love after 30 when the kidneys begin to disintegrate. - Henry Louis Mencken
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - Henry Louis Mencken
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. - Henry Louis Mencken
The great artists of the world are never puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. - Henry Louis Mencken