"A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."H. L. Mencken on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."H. L. Mencken on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."H. L. Mencken on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."H. L. Mencken on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."H. L. Mencken on Dalai Lama
"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
"Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age."
"Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him."
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
"Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them."