Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Boards don't hit back.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Each soul is potentially divine.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.