Henry Louis Mencken
b. 1880; d. 1956
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
Bachelors know more about women than married men do. If they didn't, they'd be married too.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.