One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
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.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.