How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
A person preaches well that lives well.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
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?
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.