Quotation by H.L. Mencken

All that the Y.M.C.A.'s horse and rings really accomplished was to fill me with an ineradicable distaste, not only for Christian endeavor in all its forms, but also for every variety of calisthenics, so that I still begrudge the trifling exertion needed to climb in and out of a bathtub, and hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense. If I had my way no man guilty of golf would be eligible to any office of trust or profit under the United States, and all female athletes would be shipped to the white-slave corrals of the Argentine.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Heathen Days, vol. 3 ch. 3, p. 28, Knopf (1943).

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