I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Freedom lies in being bold.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
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 will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
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.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
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.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.