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Socialism: nothing more than the theory that the slave is always more virtuous than his master

Socialism: nothing more than the theory that the slave is always more virtuous than his master

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Socialism Quotes,
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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Injustice Quotes,
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Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

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The cynics are right nine times out of ten.

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Cynicism Quotes,
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It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if read more

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Lies Quotes,
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It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into read more

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.

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Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

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Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they read more

Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.

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A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into read more

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Blame Quotes,
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