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 Sam Waterston - “I got a note from my father, who said that Success is wonderful, if you don't inhale. That was his own aphorism, and I think it's the very best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject.”  
 Paul Eldridge - “We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.”  
 Mason Cooley - “The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.”  
 Francis Bradley - “An aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experience”  
 Karl Kraus - “An aphorism can never be the whole truth it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.”  
 Karl Kraus - “One cannot dictate an aphorism to a typist. It would take too long.”  
 Nancy Mitford - “Always be civil to the girls, you never know who they may marry' is a aphorism which has saved many an English spinster from being treated like an Indian widow.”  
 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - “A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch.”  
 Paul Eldridge - “We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism”  
 Robert Hall - “If an uninterested spectator, after a careful perusal of the New Testament, were asked what he conceived to be its distinguishing characteristic, he would reply without hesitation, That wonderful spirit of philanthropy by which it is distinguished. It is a perpetual commentary on that sublime aphorism, 'God is love.'”  
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom.The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. --The Mad Philosopher, 1697”  
 William Peterson - “By 2000, he had embarked on an ambitious series of figure paintings, usually captioned with an aphorism from poetry or philosophy, and charged with stark physical and metaphysical deliberations.”  
 George Douglas - “It's the danger of the aphorism that it states too much in trying to be small”  
 Irving Layton - “An aphorism should be like a burr sting, and leave a little soreness. . .”  
 Sorin Cerin - “The societies of the futures, always searching for salves, will be so greedy to have this capital which is the man, that they will find all sorts of dirty ways to religiously or culturally brutify him and even severely punishing him if he would chose suicide or the ideology that shows the true path of salvation of the mankind through itself. Precisely because they will understand that the Man is the World and the World is the Man This aphorism will be the one that will be in the foreground on the backgrounds tainted by all these murders of the money of this society which will be the antechamber of the society of the Sacred Self.”  
 Jean Toomer - “We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them.”  
 Johann Casper Lavater - “The public seldom forgive twice.”  
 Man Ray - “A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.”  
 Elias Canetti - “One should use praise to recognize what one is not.”  
 Elias Canetti - “Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.”  
 G. C. Lichtenberg - “With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.”  
 G. C. Lichtenberg - “What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of judgment, nothing of resounding through eternity and nothing of the footsteps of the Almighty.”  
 G. C. Lichtenberg - “We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.”  
 G. C. Lichtenberg - “There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians.”  
 G. C. Lichtenberg - “There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.”  

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