Quote by H. L. Mencken
The Belief that man is outfitted with an immortal soul, differing altogether from the engines which operate the lower animals, is ridiculously unjust to them. The difference between the smartest dog and the stupidest man
is nominal at best. This quote challenges the belief in the uniqueness and superiority of human beings compared to animals. It argues that the belief in an immortal soul that sets humans apart is unjust and unreasonable. The quote further emphasizes that there is only a minimal difference, if any, between the intelligence of the smartest dog and the lowest-intelligence human. It questions the common assumption that humans are innately superior to animals, suggesting that this notion should be discarded as unjust and misguided.
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.