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





A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.


Pearl Bailey (1918-1990, American vocalist, movie and stage actress)


What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.


Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956, German dramatist, poet)


Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881, Russian novelist)


You have no idea how big the other fellow's troubles are.


B.C. Forbes


We are all of us richer than we think we are.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


The blessing of having many children has never broken a man's roof.


Romanian Proverb


Unhappy is the man, though he rule the world, who doesn't consider himself supremely blessed.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Over a period of time it's been driven home to me that I'm not going to be the most popular writer in the world, so I'm always happy when anything in any way is accepted.


Stephen Sondheim (1930-, American composer, lyricist)


We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.


Author Unknown


There seem to me a great many blessings which come from true poverty and I should be sorry to be deprived of them.


St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582, Spanish saint, mystic)


Life is hard. Next to what?


Author Unknown


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