The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
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.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
What is to give light must endure burning.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.