H. L. Mencken Quotes & Sayings

125 most famous H. L. Mencken quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“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. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”
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“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”
H. L. Mencken Quotes
“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”
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“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”
H. L. Mencken Quotes
“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.”
H. L. Mencken Quotes
“Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”
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“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
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“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”
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“In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.”

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