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





Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work.


Elena Bonner


A single meaningful and calming statement is better than one thousand pointless ones.


Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)


We are so busy doing the urgent that we don't have time to do the important.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.


T. S. Eliot (1888-1965, American-born British poet, critic)


There is no such thing as an insignificant human being. To treat people that way is a kind of sin and there's no reason for it. None.


Debbi Fields


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.


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


Every human being is trying to say something to others. Trying to cry out I am alive, notice me! Speak to me! Confirm that I am important, that I matter!!


Marion D. Hanks


The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest.


Bob Hawke


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.


Doug Larson


Each shot is important.


Gary Player (1969-, American golfer)


Don't make a fence more expensive or more important than what it is fencing.


Jewish Proverb (Sayings of Jewish origin)


The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as a means to other account, and not merely as a means to other things, are knowledge, art instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


Much Ado About Nothing,


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


The simple lack of her is more to me than others presence.


Edward Thomas


Physicists know what's important, but they don't know what is true. Mathematicians know what's true, but they don't know what is important.


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