How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Give up trying to make me give up
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.