—H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), journalist, author and curmudgeon, A Mencken Chrestomathy, 1949
• Editorial Comment: See? Simple as A-B-C.
• Yeats said it better: In re. yesterday’s WORD from Bertrand Russell, on adamant fools and the waffling righteous: A number of alert WORDsters remind me that Wm. Butler Yeats said it best: “The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity.” (Yeats, “The Second Coming,” 1919. See The Paris Review, April 2015)
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