Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Moonlight is sculpture.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.