H. L. Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English.
Born: September 12, 1880, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 29, 1956, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Spouse: Sara Haardt (m. 1930–1935)
Influenced by: Mark Twain, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ambrose Bierce, Jonathan Swift, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.