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





The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.


Albert Camus (1913-1960, French existential writer)


No people are more often wrong than those who will not allow themselves to be wrong.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.


Russell Lynes (1910-1991, American editor, critic)


Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


If you ask for directions rudely, you might end up a long distance from your destination.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


How can you trust anyone who doesn't know how to blush?


Cuban Proverb (Sayings of Cuban origin)


None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892, British Baptist preacher)


Some people think they are generous because they give away free advice.


Author Unknown


Nothing in the world is more haughty than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power.


Baron Wessenberg


Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.


Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959, American architect)


 Back to Daimon Library English Quotes Search Page


website tracking