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





We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.


Peter De Vries (1910-1993, American author)


Take the time to understand and lend a gentle helping hand.


Author Unknown


Who practices hospitality entertains God Himself.


Author Unknown


Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Romans 12:15


A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.


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


Seek always to do some good somewhere. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.


Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965, German born medical missionary, theologian, musician, and philosopher)


One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.


Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944, French aviator, writer)


Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.


Swedish Proverb (Sayings of Swedish origin)


I'm human; nothing that is human is strange to me. A good run is better than a bad fight.


Polish Proverb (Sayings of Polish origin)


If my neighbor is happy, my own work will go easier, too.


Macedonian Proverb


Scatter good will and love and prayers all around, everywhere, and you will be astonished, not only by what it does for other people, but how it comes back to you in generous abundance.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


I feel that the Godhead is broken up like the bread at the Supper, and that we are the pieces. Hence this infinite fraternity of feeling.


Herman Melville (1819-1891, American author)


A habit of devout fellowship with God is the spring of all our life, and the strength of it.


Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892, British cardinal)


The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.


Isidore Ducasse, Comte De Lautreamont (1846-1870, French author, poet)


Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.


Milan Kundera (1929-, Czech author, critic)


I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia. the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace.


Jennifer James


The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over.


Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)


The great and the little have need of each other.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


Fellowship with God means warfare with the world.


Charles E. Fuller


The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.


Andrea Dworkin (1946-, American feminist critic)


The debt that each generation owes to the past it must pay to the future.


Abigail Scott Dunway


The benefit of one is the benefit of all, and the neglect of one is the neglect of all.


Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933, American President (30th))


Real love always creates; it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise.


Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998, American expert on love, lecturer, author)


The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work.


Kingsley Amis (1922-1995, British novelist)


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