H.L. Mencken Quotes

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking.

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

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

Life is a dead-end street.

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.

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.

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.

Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

A wealthy man is one who’s yearly income is $100 higher than his wife’s sister’s husband. Pg. 23 “The Art of Happiness” by H.H. The Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, M.D,

H.L. Mencken

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About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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