Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sticky quote

I found this sticker on a light standard next to a bus stop. It is a quote on truth by the journalist H.L. Mencken, so I felt it appropriate to post it here. In case you can't read it clearly, it says:

"The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some mysterious reason, instinctively dislikes. Every man who tries to tell it is unpopular, and even when, by the sheer strength of his case, he prevails, he is put down as a scoundrel."

Further research on his writing located this other quote on truth:

"Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it."

This scoundrel said some interesting stuff.


S.M. Elliott said...

Churchill was more of a scoundrel than Mr. Mencken, IMO.

Al-truist said...

No doubt due in part to his endorsement of Protocols.