Quotation by H.L. Mencken

The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essentially and next door to an idiot, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist. repr. In Prejudices, Third Series (1922). "The Educational Process," New York Evening Mail (Jan. 23, 1918).
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