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





The idol is the measure of the worshipper.


James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American poet, critic, editor)


Even the people we most admire often feel inadequate.


Andrew Matthews (1948-, American artist, cartoonist, author)


Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.


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


'Tis mad idolatry to make the service greater than the God.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.


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


When men have gone so far as to talk as though their idols have come to life, it is time that someone broke them.


Richard H. Tawney (1880-1962, British educator)


Whatever a man seeks, honors, or exalts more than God, this is the god of his idolatry.


William B. Ullathorne


Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


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