When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Thought is free.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.