I Believe That All Government Is Evil, And That Trying To Improve It Is Largely A Waste Of Time.
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is
largely a waste of time.
-- H. L. Mencken
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake. -- H. L. Mencke
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)...
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave....
Immorality: The morality of those who are having a better time. -- H. L. Mencke
All the postmasters in small towns read all the postcards.
-- Mencken and Nathan's Second Law of The Average American -- H. L. Mencke...
Long ago I proposed that unsuccessful candidates for the Presidency be quietly hanged, as a matter of public sanitation and decorum.
The sight of their grief must have a very evil effect upon the young....
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels.
For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all....
Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), "A Book of Prefaces", 1917...
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
-- H. L. Mencken, on Shakespeare...