"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."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."H. L. Mencken on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."H. L. Mencken on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."H. L. Mencken on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."H. L. Mencken on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."H. L. Mencken on C. S. Lewis
"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."