"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."
"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."H. L. Mencken on Doug Larson
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."H. L. Mencken on W. Somerset Maugham
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."H. L. Mencken on Martin Luther
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."H. L. Mencken on Benjamin Franklin
"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open."H. L. Mencken on George Bernard Shaw
"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."
"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."
"Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them."