"A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."H. L. Mencken on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."H. L. Mencken on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."H. L. Mencken on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."H. L. Mencken on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."H. L. Mencken on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in."