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The whole aim of practical

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

When I die I shall

When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness…. No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever…. I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it.

– H.L. Mencken

Criticism Is Prejudice Made Plausible

Criticism Is Prejudice Made Plausible.

– H.L.Mencken

Criticism Is Prejudice Made Plausible

Hope: A pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible.
– H. L. Mencken

Platitude: an idea that is admitted to be true by everyone, and that is not true.
– H.L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
– H.L. Mencken

The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.
– H.L. Mencken

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
– H. L. Mencken

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

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
– H.L. Mencken