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





At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.


F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940, American writer)

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One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


A very popular error -- having the courage of one's convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one's convictions.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


About the only value the story of my life may have is to show that one can, even without any particular gifts, overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable if one is willing to face the fact that they must be overcome.


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


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