I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
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.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Common sense is not so common.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
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.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.