Tag Archive: H. L. Mencken


Daily Quote 6.8.15

H L Mencken

 

 

” The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.22.15

H. L. Mencken

 

 

 

” The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 3.30.15

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 2.3.15

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 1.3.15

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 11.21.14

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.7.14

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” 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. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 9.9.14

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” Whenever ‘A’ attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon ‘B’, ‘A’ is most likely a scoundrel. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 7.17.14

H L Mencken

 

 

 

 

” All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 7.1.14

H L Mencken

 

 

” [T]he only thing wrong with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was that it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.22.14

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” [T]he only thing wrong with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was that it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H L Mencken

 

 

Government Waste Of Time

 

 

 

” I believe that ALL government is EVIL , and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time .”

Daily Quote 11.29.13

H L Mencken

 

 

” It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.14.13

 

H L Mencken

 

 

” All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 2.18.13

H L Mencken

 

” All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.”

Daily Quote 2.9.13

H L Mencken

 

” The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

Thanks To Capitalism For The Quote

    H L Mencken was a man the likes of whom we could use in these statist times . for those of you unfamiliar with him he is well worth the time to get to know

 

 

 

 

   We’ve provided some links for those who would care to enlighten themselves on the man . Mencken was a journalist/writer who hailed from a time in our history , believe it or not there was one , when the press was the adversary of the government and not the people . 

H L Mencken

 

 

 

 

 ” Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. “

Quote of the Day

H L Mencken :

 

  “It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him.”

Quote of the Day

H. L. Mencken 

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”