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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.
         
   
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A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities...

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PURITANISM: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
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To denounce moralizing out of hand is to pronounce a moral judgment.
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Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body.
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The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Mencken Chrestomathy," pt. 2, " The Metaphysician," 1949.
R: "A Book of Burlesques," in "Sententie," 1920.
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