All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.