"Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."H. L. Mencken on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."H. L. Mencken on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."H. L. Mencken on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."H. L. Mencken on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."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."