The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts.
Tag: H. L. Mencken
(1880 – 1956) American journalist
Governments preserve by hobbling
Governments, whatever their pretensions otherwise, try to preserve themselves by holding the individual down … Government itself, indeed, may be reasonably defined as a conspiracy against him. Its one permanent aim, whatever its form, is to hobble him sufficiently to maintain itself.
For every problem
For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat, and wrong.
Government vs. liberty
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Eat the others
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Getting what you deserve
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Running the circus
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
All government is evil
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
Needed: A return to normalcy
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.