H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken, (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

H. L. Mencken Quote

“Human progress is furthered, not by conformity, but by aberration.”

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
~ H. L. Mencken

Prejudices: Third Series, 1922

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I'm a fan of Mencken but, there is not enough here to rate to the extreme.

E Archer, NYC

Three cheers for the non-conformists -- even if I don't agree with them.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

It is neither conformaity nor aberration that moves us forward, but rather a combo of communicated insight by the few backed by good old hard work by the many.


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