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





With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.


Joseph Addison (1672-1719, British essayist, poet, statesman)


Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


In your Salvation shelter I saw poverty, misery, cold and hunger. You gave them bread and treacle and dreams of heaven. I give from thirty shillings a week to twelve thousand a year. They find their own dreams; but I look after the drainage.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.


Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944, American politician)


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