The Men The American People Admire Most Extravagantly Are The Most Daring Lia
The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most
daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try
to tell them the truth.
-- H.L. Mencken
There are some people who read too much: the bibliobibuli.
I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion....
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
-- H. L. Mencke...
The 3 men I admire the most: The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit.
One of the merits of democracy is quite obvious: it is perhaps the most charming form of government ever devised by man.
The reason is not far to seek. It is based on propositions that are palpably not true -- and what is not true, as everyone knows, is always immensely more fascinating and satisfying to the vast majority of men than what is true....
Whenever 'A' attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon 'B', 'A' is most likely a scoundrel" - H.
The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true.
It is the chief occupation of mankind. -- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)...
Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man.
There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent....
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)...