H.L. Mencken Quotes

When you’re feeling depressed and cynical–that is, after a day of listening to political candidates and reports thereon–it’s nice to relax with the Great Cynic, H.L. Mencken (from brainyquotes.com) Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. Historian: an unsuccessful novelist. The […]

The Crusty Curmudgeon: Epigrams by Geo. Bernard Shaw

Epigrams selected from George Bernard Shaw’s Maxims for Revolutionists in Man and Superman, 1903. On Liberty He who confuses political liberty with freedom and political equality with similarity has never thought for five minutes about either. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. On Education A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, […]