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"H.L. Mencken" - NARA - 559126

“H.L. Mencken” – NARA – 559126 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The belief that man is outfitted with an immortal soul, differing altogether from the engines which operate the lower animals, is ridiculously unjust to them. The difference between the smartest dog and the stupidest man–say a Tennessee Holy Roller–is really very small, and the difference between the decentest dog and the worst man is all in favor of the dog.”

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations


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