The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
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.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
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.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.