H.L. Mencken Quotes.

11. "The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

12. "Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

13. "All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

14. "School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense and common decency. It doesn't take a reasonably bright boy long to discover that most of what is rammed into him is nonsense, and that no one really cares very much whether he learns it or not."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

15. "Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?"
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

16. "Religion is a conceited effort to deny the most obvious realities."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

17. "Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

18. "American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

19. "Creator: A comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

20. "Sunday school: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents."
- Quote by H.L. Mencken

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