The Great Artists Of The World Are Never Puritans, And Seldom Even Ordinarily Respectable.
The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even
-- H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, First Series
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
-- H. L. Mencken, "Prejudices", Series iii...
Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered
there is only error to be exposed. -- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), "Prejudices, Third Series", 1922...
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), Prejudices, Third Series", 1922...
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake. -- H. L. Mencke
Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), "A Book of Prefaces", 1917...
When a man laughs at his misfortunes, he loses a great many friends.
They never forgive the loss of their perogative. -- H. L. Mencke...
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. -- H. L. Mencke