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





There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924, Polish-born British novelist)


We sometimes differ more widely from ourselves than we do from others.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


There is as much difference between us and ourselves as there is between us and others.


Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527, Italian author, statesman)


A house full of people is filled with different points of view.


New Zealander Proverb


In the birds' court, a cockroach never wins his case.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


Vive la difference.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


A different man, a different taste.


Greek Proverb (Sayings of Greek  origin)


All sails do not suit every ship.


Icelandic Proverb (Sayings of Icelandic origin)


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