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Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Vote Quotes,
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We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect read more

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

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Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the read more

Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the great majority of men. Every valuable thing that has been added to the store of man's possessions has been derided by them when it was new, and destroyed by them when they had the power. They have fought every new truth ever heard of, and they have killed every truth-seeker who got into their hands.

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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is read more

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

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Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body.

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Temptation Quotes,
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