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H.L. Mencken Quotes
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Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken


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Life is a constant oscillation
between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
- H. L. Mencken

Puritanism. The haunting fear that
someone, somewhere, may be happy.
- H. L. Mencken

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken


 

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers,
looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

The objection to Puritans is not that
they try to make us think as they do,
but that they try to make us do as they think.
- H. L. Mencken

The believing mind is eternally impervious to evidence.
- H. L. Mencken

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
- H. L. Mencken

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
- H. L. Mencken

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.
- H. L. Mencken

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

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.
- H.L. Mencken

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost PHOTO

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West PHOTO

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous PHOTO

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner PHOTO

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is like an hourglass,
with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Oh, come on, Shrek, wake up and smell the pheromones!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

A honeymoon should be like a table:
four bare legs and no drawers.
- Anonymous

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

Love is loving what your lover loves.
- Anonymous

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed ma hair.
- the movie The Cabin in the Cotton

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

My wife ran off with my best friend, and I sure do miss him.
- Anonymous

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -
and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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