The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
That which costs little is less valued.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I am not now That which I have been.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.