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H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) born on
Sep 12
US editor, satirist. He is known for his biting satire, insults, and debunking in "The American Mercury," 1924-33.
Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.

Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Sin is a dangerous toy in the hands of the virtuous. It should be left to the congenitally sinful, who know when to play with it and when to let it alone.
The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell the truth.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: ``Sententiae,'' in 'A Book of Burlesques'
R: The Frank Muir Book," (Frank Muir)
A: Recalled on his death 29 Jan 56
N: The American Mercury, 2/1/1929
K: quoted in Alistair Cooke, ed., 'The Vintage Mencken'

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