It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
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.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
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.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Humility is attentive patience.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
A lie never lives to be old.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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 nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.