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Nationality
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DOB
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12-09-1880
DOD
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29-01-1956

Writer H. L. Mencken was born on 12th September 1880 AD. An American citizen, H. L. Mencken was born in United States. He was also called Henry Louis Mencken. Henry Louis Mencken was 76 years old when he died on 29th January 1956 AD. In his life Henry Louis Mencken was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

When I mount the scaffold at last these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone, but don't forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything.

- H. L. Mencken

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

- H. L. Mencken

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.

- H. L. Mencken

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

- H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

- H. L. Mencken

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

- H. L. Mencken

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

- H. L. Mencken

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.

- H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

- H. L. Mencken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

- H. L. Mencken

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

- H. L. Mencken

A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.

- H. L. Mencken

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.

- H. L. Mencken

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.

- H. L. Mencken

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

- H. L. Mencken

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

- H. L. Mencken

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

- H. L. Mencken

Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.

- H. L. Mencken

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

- H. L. Mencken

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

- H. L. Mencken

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

- H. L. Mencken

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

- H. L. Mencken

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