You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
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.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
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 moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.