Quotation by H.L. Mencken

One need not be a great beau, a seductive catch, to do it effectively. Any man is better than none. To shrink from giving so much happiness at such small expense, to evade the business on the ground that it has hazards—this is the act of a puling and tacky fellow.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1919). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 13, p. 75, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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