An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown




And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel,  hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


The essence of love is found in man's inherent connection with God, manifested and strengthened by our willingness to give, or dulled and destroyed by our refusal to do so.


Alan Calhoun


No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.


Mandell Creighton (1843-1901, British historian, bishop)


The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.


Ivan Illich (1926-, Austrian-born American theologian, author)


That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.


Adolfo Prieto


The boundaries of altruism are not even limited to an infinite sum of currency.


Jackie A. Strange


She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.


Charles Maurice De Talleyrand (1754-1838, French statesman)


And all people live, not by reason of any care they have for themselves, but by the love for them that is in other people.


Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910, Russian novelist, philosopher)


Always hold firmly to the thought that each one of us can do something to bring some portion of misery to an end.


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