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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
To sum up: 1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute. 2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. 3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist. first published in Smart Set (New York, Dec. 1920). A Mencken Chrestomathy, pt. 1, "Coda," (1949).
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