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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1736
AUTHOR: Henry Louis Mencken (1880–1956)
QUOTATION: There is always an easy solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.
ATTRIBUTION: H. L. MENCKEN, “The Divine Afflatus,” A Mencken Chrestomathy, chapter 25, p. 443 (1949).

This essay was originally published in the New York Evening Mail, November 16, 1917, and reprinted in Prejudices: Second Series (1920).
SUBJECTS: Solution