"We must be willing to pay a price for freedom."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."H. L. Mencken on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."H. L. Mencken on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."H. L. Mencken on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."H. L. Mencken on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."H. L. Mencken on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."