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





All people have their friend and their enemy within themselves.


Costa Rican Proverb


It is better to wear out one's shoes than one's sheets.


Genoese Proverb


It's better to have no spoon than to have no soup.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


A woman prefers a man without money to money without a man.


Greek Proverb (Sayings of Greek  origin)


It is better to ride a donkey that carries you than a horse that throws you.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


It's no time to play chess when the house is on fire.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


It's no time to play chess when the house is on fire.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


Spit in the sky, it falls in your eye


Jamaican Proverb


It's better to blush once than to pale a hundred times.


Serbian Proverb


Sometimes you have to be silent in order to be heard It's easier to criticize than to do better.


Swiss Proverb


It's better to have lots of children than to have lots of material goods.


Vietnamese Proverb


Rob not, repent not.


Yiddish Proverb (Sayings of Yiddish origin)


As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.


Mary Lou Retton (1968-, American Olympic gymnast, speaker)


You find what you look for in life. If you look for the good, you will find it. If you look for bad, you'll find that too. Choose to see the good!


James, B. Richards


Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do.


Mary Caroline Richards


Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.


Pat Riley (1945-, American basketball coach)


One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.


Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)


All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.


Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, American President (33rd))


I think there is a choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.


Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980, American writer)


The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.


Zen Saying


You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.


Solomon Schechter


The Perfect Way is only difficult for those who pick and choose. Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference, and Heaven and Earth are set apart.




Every single moment of your life you must choose from a number of alternatives. What you choose determines where you will end up.


Shall Sinha


I am not a sound bite person. I prefer to run at the mouth.


Marina Sirtis (1964-, British-born American actress)


When you can't have what you choose, you just choose what you have.


Owen Wister (1860-1938, American writer)


If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, ‘cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are...


Cat Stevens


Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.


W. Clement Stone (1902-2002, American businessman, author, founder of Combined Insurance Companies)


I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: Therefore choose life.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Deuteronomy 30:19


Refuse the evil, and choose the good.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Isaiah 7:15


If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.


David Thomas (1953-, American businessman, founder of Wendy's Restaurants)


You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.


David Thomas (1953-, American businessman, founder of Wendy's Restaurants)


Lawlessness is a self-perpetuating, ever-expanding habit.


Dorothy Thompson


It is not what you say or hope, wish or intend, but only what you do that counts. Your choices tell you unerringly who you really are.


Brian Tracy (1944-, Canadian-born American trainer, speaker, author, businessman)

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There were two things I had a right to, liberty and death. If I cannot have one, I would have the other.


Harriet Tubman


A bump in the road is either an obstacle to be fought, or an opportunity to be enjoyed. It's all up to you.


Author Unknown


Choose your dreams and leave your doubts behind.


Author Unknown


Nine out of ten people who change their minds are wrong the second time too.


Author Unknown


No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.


Author Unknown


Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose.


Author Unknown


There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy.


Author Unknown


There is an election going on all the time...the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.


Author Unknown


Where bad is best, bad must be the only choice.


Author Unknown


You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.


Author Unknown


You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.


Author Unknown


You must give up the way it is... to have it the way you want it


Author Unknown


Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.


Denis Waitley (1933-, American author, speaker, trainer, peak performance expert)

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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.


Denis Waitley (1933-, American author, speaker, trainer, peak performance expert)

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Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.


Horace Walpole (1717-1797, British author)


All sins are attempts to fill voids.


Simone Weil (1910-1943, French philosopher, mystic)


For what human ill does dawn not seem to be alternative?


Thornton Wilder (1897-1975, American novelist, playwright)


We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.


Thornton Wilder (1897-1975, American novelist, playwright)


That guy just cut right in front of me. But I'm not going to let it bother me. No. I'm on my way to work and I decided it doesn't matter who wants to cut in front of my lane today. I'm not going to let it bother me one bit. Once I get to work, find myself a parking space, if somebody wants to jump ahead of me and take it, I'm going to let them.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


There has never been another you. With no effort on your part, you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make.


Dan Zadra


Every choice you make has an end result.


Zig Ziglar (1926-, American sales trainer, author, motivational speaker)

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