Thursday, October 08, 2020

Quote of the day 8th October 2020


This quotation has been attributed in various forms to a number of authors including Mark Twain and Peter Drucker as well as H.L Mencken.

The Quote Investigator website finds that the attribution to Mencken is correct: in 1920 he wrote

"Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong. The ancients, in the case at bar, laid the blame upon the gods: sometimes they were remote and surly, and sometimes they were kind. In the Middle Ages lesser powers took a hand in the matter, and so one reads of works of art inspired by Our Lady, by the Blessed Saints, by the souls of the departed, and even by the devil."

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