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.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
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.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
An idea is salvation by imagination
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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.
Give up trying to make me give up