My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.