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“He who writes in blood and aphorisms does not want to be read, he wants to be learned by heart.”
“There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.”
“The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate.”
Prince De Ligne
“In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature.”
“An aphorism/ should be/ like a burr:/ sting,/ and leave/ a little soreness. . .”
“Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms, and the greatest, and best of men is but an aphorism”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays”
“Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.”
Francis Herbert Bradley
“`Character,' says Novalis, in one of his questionable aphorisms - `character is destiny.'”
“Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.”
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