"The world's stock of knowledge is seldom augmented by pedagogues." H. L. Mencken.
With all due respect to the author of the above and the several brilliant things he has written, bosh! The sentence makes interesting reading, and doubtless returned the writer several cents per word, besides giving his doting henchmen many chuckles at the expense of the puerile pedagogue. But mere pertness of expression connotes neither truth nor profundity, and had the writer of the above sentence set about deliberately to formulate a fundamental untruth, he could not have fashioned one whose Munchausen quality was more obtrusively obvious.
©1932 by Iowa State Teachers College
"The Apology of a Pedagogue: Editorial,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
5, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss5/5