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H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken Quotes

Quotes by and about H.L. Mencken

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Mencken: "Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice."

[Speaking about the history of the U.S.:]
Mencken: "Lincoln marked the half-way post on the road to the sewers."

Murray Rothbard: "[He was] an individualist with a serene and unquenchable sense of self-confidence."

James Oppenheim: "He is a merry devil on the one hand, and a delicate poet on the other."