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





I wish my deadly foe, no worse than want of friends, and empty purse.


Nicholas Breton (1545-1626, British author, poet)


Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Cursing the weather is never good farming.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to a statement you wish to make.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.


St. Basil (329-379, Bishop of Caesarea)


Curses are like chickens; they always come home.


Author Unknown


Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.


Edmund Waller (1606-1687, British poet)


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