There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.