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





I don't think it is given to any of us to be impertinent to great religions with impunity.


John Le Carre


I am very sorry to know and hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same.


Edward VIII


We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.


Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767-1835, German statesman, philologist)


There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.


Paul Rudnick


Where there is no belief, there is no blasphemy.


Salman Rushdie (1948-, Indian-born British author)


Your blasphemy, Salman, can't be forgiven. To set your words against the Words of God.


Salman Rushdie (1948-, Indian-born British author)


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