Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
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.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
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.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
A lie never lives to be old.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality