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





Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.


Robert Collier (1885-1950, American writer, publisher)


Everything comes if a man will only wait.


Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)


Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.


William Golding (1911-1993, British author)


That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.


Ouida (1838-1908, British writer)


Events tend to recur in cycles...


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


In all things there is a law of cycles.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again...


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Ecclesiastes 1:9


Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain -- at least in a poor country like Russia -- and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.


Leon Trotsky (1879-1940, Russian revolutionary)


By law of periodical repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again, and not capriciously, but at regular periods. Each thing in its own period, not another's, and each obeying its own law.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.


H.G. Wells (1866-1946, British-born American author)


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