Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
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.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
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.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.