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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.
         
   
F
No normal man ever fell in love after 30 when the kidneys begin to disintegrate.

R
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
A
The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.
N
It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person to reconcile himself to the idea that after all God will not help him.
K
When one hears of a poet past thirty-five he seems somehow unnatural and obscene.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Recalled on his death 29 Jan 56
R: Prejudices."
A: Prejudices, First Series
N: Notebooks," 'Minority Report'
K: Prejudices."
   


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