"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."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"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."