I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
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.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Dare to risk public criticism.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.