Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
Thought is free.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
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.
Courage is grace under pressure.