All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
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.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
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.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Common sense is not so common.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.