The Demagogue Is One Who Preaches Doctrines He Knows To Be Untrue To Men He Knows To Be Idiots.
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men
he knows to be idiots.
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. -- H. L. Mencke
He who knows not and knows that he knows not is ignorant.
Teach him. He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool....
H. L. Mencken suffers from the hallucination that he is H.
L. Mencken -- there is no cure for a disease of that magnitude. -- Maxwell Bodenheim...
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....
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. -- H. L. Mencke
A prohibitionist is someone one wouldn't want to drink with, even if he did drink.
-- H. L. Mencke...
A man may be a fool and not know it -- but not if he is married. -- H. L. Mencke