A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
That which costs little is less valued.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.