A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
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 keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
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.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
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.