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|Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken When a man |
wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder a man he
calls it ferocity. George Bernard Shaw To die for an idea is to set a rather high
|CHAPTER. 23. s. Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. —H. L. |
MENCKEN. R. unning over to her recumbent body, I was dimly aware that I was
screaming. I hoped Colin and Bridget could hear me, but my voice sounded like it
|Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in, aim at Earth and you will get |
neither--C.S. Lewis Don't overestimate the decency of the human race--H.L.
Mencken For people who park illegally in disabled spaces, we should hope for
|Mencken, H. L. Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. - Mencken, |
H. L. The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy. - Mencken, H. L.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and
|HUMAN RACE . If I could get my membership fee back, Fd resign from the human |
race. FRED ALLEN Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L.
MENCKEN Their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly
William Safire, Leonard Safir - 1993 - Snippet view - More editions
|—Seneca take upon yourself as much humanity as possible. —Andre Gide we |
must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. — Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. don't overestimate the decency of the human race. — H. L.
|From H.L. Mencken: "Don't overestimate the decency of the human race." □ |
Never take anything for granted, advised Benjamin Disraeli. □ Wall Street
proverb: Buy on the rumor; sell on the news. □ The penculine titmouse of Africa
builds its ...
|And H. L. Mencken advised, 'Don't overestimate the decency of the human race." |
In the end. it is perhaps best to heed Horace Smith, the English essayist and
stockbroker, who in 1826 wrote. "Good advice is one of those injuries which a
William F. Irmscher, Edward R. Hagemann - 1963 - Snippet view
|Few people or institutions were spared by him; he once said: "Don't overestimate |
the decency of the human race." Yet he could write a charming series of
autobiographical volumes, Happy Days (1940), Newspaper Days (1943), and
|Never underestimate a dog. If he's got sense enough to be bred from a family |
with a nose and a sense of decency, any mistake you let him make is your fault. ...
It is a damned shame, the Old Man said, that the human race wouldn't take a rip
from this. ... If you don't lay the law of sound economics on a quail bird, he will
start fights in the family and inbreed himself, and eventually he will kill himself off.