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





The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.


W. H. Auden (1907-1973, Anglo-American poet)


Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.


John Christian Bovee (1820-1904, American author, lawyer)


It is we that are blind, not fortune.


Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682, British author, physician, philosopher)


Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


The eye is easily frightened.


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


The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.


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


It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes.


John Galsworthy (1867-1933, British novelist, playwright)


What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801, Swiss theologian, mystic)


It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


Why has not man a microscopic eye? For the plain reason man is not a fly.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


An animal will always look for a person's intentions by looking them right in the eyes.


H. Powers


It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


Do everything as in the eye of another.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.


Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892, British poet)


The eyes of the Lord are in every place seeing the evil and the good.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


The eye is the jewel of the body.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


The eye is the mirror of the soul.


Author Unknown


What the eye does not admire the heart does not desire.


Author Unknown


Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.


Stevie Wonder (1950-, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer)


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