More From H. L. Mencken
- "The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression."
- "The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
- "Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body."
More In Experience
- "It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error."― Marcus Tullius Cicero
- "You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply."― Ulrich Beck
- "I’d like to believe an accumulation of experience has made me a sort of a grown-up person, so I can have judgment and taste and whatever."― Maurice Sendak