Quotation by H.L. Mencken

At the end of one millennium and nine centuries of Christianity, it remains an unshakable assumption of the law in all Christian countries and of the moral judgment of Christians everywhere that if a man and a woman, entering a room together, close the door behind them, the man will come out sadder and the woman wiser.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, pp. 231-232, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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