quotes tagged with 'hlmencken'

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all, it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in hlmencken publicschools level dumbdown 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government thinking hlmencken dangerous 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny hlmencken decent 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny dictator hlmencken 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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