More From H. L. Mencken
- "There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor."
- "The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line."
- "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."
More In Men
- "Old men are dangerous: it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world."― George Bernard Shaw
- "Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence."― Democritus
- "No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so."― Francois de La Rochefoucauld