More From H. L. Mencken
- "The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral."
- "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."
- "Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself."
More In Government
- "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much."― Ronald Reagan
- "We should reject big government and look inside ourselves for all the things that built this country into what it was."― Glenn Beck
- "Reporters thrive on the world’s misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity."― Russell Baker