"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."H. L. Mencken on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."H. L. Mencken on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."H. L. Mencken on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."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."