I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
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
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
A jug fills drop by drop.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
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.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
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.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.