Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Genius is sorrow's child.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
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.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
What is to give light must endure burning.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.