Quotes by Henry Louis Mencken

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Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
PURITANISM: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
CONSCIENCE: The inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking.
CELEBRITY: One who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
For every major problem in this nation there is a simple solution--and it is wrong.
Bachelors know more about women than married men do. If they didn't, they'd be married too
The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure." 
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