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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
All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man.

R
Thousands of American women know far more about the subconscious than they do about sewing.
A
Poetry is a comforting piece of fiction set to more or less lascivious music.
N
No man is genuinely happy, married, who has to drink worse gin than he used to drink when he was single.
K
If after I depart this vale, you ever remember me, and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Smart Set, 1919
R: Prejudices."
A: Prejudices," 'The Poet and his Art'
N: Prejudices," 'Reflections on Monogamy'
K: Rd, 11/1/1975, his last words
   


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