"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."H. L. Mencken on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."H. L. Mencken on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."H. L. Mencken on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."H. L. Mencken on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."H. L. Mencken on Bruce Lee
"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."