Author: H. L. Mencken
Brief Info: American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English
Years Lived: 1880-1956
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We Must Respect the Other Fellow's Religion
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.
From the book Minority Report : H.L. Mencken”s Notebooks
Every Third American
We are, in fact, a nation of evangelists; every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease.
From the book Prejudices: First Series
topics: critical thinking
There is always an easy solution to every human problem – neat, plausible and wrong.
From the unknown Prejudices: Second Series