He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Humility is attentive patience.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
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.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
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.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.