I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
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.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.