When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
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.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.