H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken

was a German-American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.More H. L. Mencken quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[The] erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardised citizenry, to put down dissent and originaMore H. L. Mencken quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More H. L. Mencken quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No man ever quite believes in any other man.More H. L. Mencken quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The instant I reach Heaven, I'm going to speak to God very sharply.More H. L. Mencken quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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