Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Genius is sorrow's child.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.