He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Isaac McPherson (1813). By: Redactor Bradley A. Smith H. L. Mencken Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website four × 9 = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.