"Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."H. L. Mencken on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."H. L. Mencken on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."H. L. Mencken on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."H. L. Mencken on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."H. L. Mencken on Maya Angelou
"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."