Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.