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





So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.


William S. Burroughs (1914-1997, American writer)


'Tis my opinion every man cheats in his way, and he is only honest who of discovered.


Susannah Centlivre


It was beautiful and simple as all truly great swindles are.


Henry O. Porter (1862-1910, American short-story writer)


He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


If you dig a pit for others, you might fall into it yourself!


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


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