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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.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.
Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear -- fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Recalled on his death 29 Jan 56
R: Notebooks," 'Minority Report'
A: Notebooks, "Minority Report," 1956.
N: Minority Report: H. L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 68, 1956.
K: Prejudices, 1919

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