In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
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.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I am not now That which I have been.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.