"I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."H. L. Mencken on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."H. L. Mencken on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."H. L. Mencken on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."H. L. Mencken on Winston Churchill
"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."