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The more a man dreams, the less he believes.

The more a man dreams, the less he believes.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Dream Quotes,
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Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had read more

Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Impossibility Quotes,
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Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all other philosophers are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I read more

Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all other philosophers are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Society Quotes,
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Life is a dead-end street.

Life is a dead-end street.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Life Quotes,
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Love: the delusion that one woman differs from another.

Love: the delusion that one woman differs from another.

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Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

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It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law...that the average citizen is half-witted, and hence not read more

It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law...that the average citizen is half-witted, and hence not to be trusted to either his own devices or his own thoughts.

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People constantly speak of "the government" doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the read more

People constantly speak of "the government" doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men. They may have some better man working for them, but they themselves are seldom worthy of any respect.

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No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Taste Quotes,
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The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even read more

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Honor Quotes,
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