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Henry Louis
Henry Louis Mencken
12.9.1880 Baltimore – 29.1. 1956 Baltimore; amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry. – Notebooks
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. – A Little Book in C major
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.Chrestomathy
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
What men value in the world is not rights, but privileges.
Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later. For another thing, they die earlier.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Quelle für obige Zitate: The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

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