Quotation by H.L. Mencken

The most disgusting cad in the world is the man who, on grounds of decorum and morality, avoids the game of love. He is one who puts his own ease and security above the most laudable of philanthropies.
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. 74, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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