Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
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
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
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.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.