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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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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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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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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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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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Idealist: One who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better read more

Idealist: One who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Idealism 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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Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure reason, and demands the production of objective fact.

Science, at bottom, is really anti-intellectual. It always distrusts pure reason, and demands the production of objective fact.

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Science Quotes,
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No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice read more

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not.

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Women Quotes,
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