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In Defense of Women

Henry Louis Mencken

Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=B009LBEPZK, Category: Philosophy, Language: E, cover: PB, pages: 234, year: 1923(2012).

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Online: In Defense of Women (fullbooks.com) or In Defense of Women (eldritchpress.org); here are some quotes selected by IBS:

interview with HLM; links to part 1 of 8 parts. you'll find the rest by searching mencken ii, iii, iv,...

*) HLM remained unmarried, like-wise IMP whom he knew, but they couldn't marry because of - see above - Shakespeare ;)))

**) here HLM contradicts with

"Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?"
-- Hero and Leander by Christoper Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?

More related quotes from CM:

"While money doesn't buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position."

"All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial."

and another one from E. v. Hartmann:
"It is illusion when we believe that in health, youth, freedom, sufficient income, love (sexual enjoyment), pity, friendship and family life, honor, reputation, glory, power, religious edification, pursuit of science and of art, hope of a life hereafter, participation in the furtherance of culture, - we have sources of happiness and satisfaction."


The French translation of this book is harder to find.