» Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generatoradd quote of the day, random quotes or by topic (e.g. funny quotes) Quote DB :: Authors :: Henry Mencken :: View Quote View Quote "The essence of a self-reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakeable egoism." - Copy to Clipboard -- Henry Mencken Listed in: Pride Add Quote To Your Quote List Rating: 5 Rate Quote 3 votes submitted Your Name: Friend's Email: Top 5 quotes from Henry Mencken "Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?" "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." "All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it." "A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin." "Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one." Top 5 quotes from Pride "The essence of a self-reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakeable egoism." "Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man." "But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own." "There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so." "Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening."