"Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love." - H. L. Mencken

"Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends." - H. L. Mencken

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." - H. L. Mencken

"Human life is basically a comedy. Even its tragedies often seem comic to the spectator, and not infrequently they actually have comic touches to the victim. Happiness probably consists largely in the capacity to detect and relish them." - H. L. Mencken

"Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later. For another thing, they die earlier." - H. L. Mencken

"Unionism, seldom if ever, uses such powers as it has to ensure better work; almost always it devotes a large part of that power to safeguarding bad work." - H. L. Mencken

"It takes no more actual sagacity to carry on the everyday hawking and haggling of the world, or to ladle out its normal doses of bad medicine and worse law, than it takes to operate a taxi cab or fry a pan of fish." - H. L. Mencken

"We are here and it is now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine." - H. L. Mencken

"One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring." - H. L. Mencken

"Nothing can come out of an artist that is not in the man." - H. L. Mencken

"Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals." - H. L. Mencken

"Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another." - H. L. Mencken

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