When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Freedom is from within.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
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.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Genius is sorrow's child.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.