"For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."H. L. Mencken on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."H. L. Mencken on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."H. L. Mencken on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."H. L. Mencken on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."H. L. Mencken on Golda Meir
"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."