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





Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Every extreme attitude is a fight from the self.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.


Leigh Hunt (1784-1859, British poet, essayist)


Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.


Theodore Parker (1810-1860, American minister)


A fault that is denied once is committed twice.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Few men make themselves masters of the things they write or speak.


John Selden (1584-1654, British jurist, statesman)


Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.


Jane Taylor


Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.


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


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