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





Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.


Samuel Beckett (1906-1989, Irish dramatist, novelist)


All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.


Dorothea Brande (American success writer)


The great thing is the start -- to see an opportunity for service, and to start doing it, even though in the beginning you serve but a single customer -- and him for nothing.


Robert Collier (1885-1950, American writer, publisher)


Once in motion, a pattern tends to stay in motion.


J. G. Gallimore


Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.


Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American speaker, author, "Think And Grow Rich")


Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.


Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British scientist, mathematician)


Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.


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


You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.


Ben Stein (1944-, American professor, writer)


The natural law of inertia: Matter will remain at rest or continue in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.


W. Clement Stone (1902-2002, American businessman, author, founder of Combined Insurance Companies)


Once you're moving, you can keep moving.


Ronald Alan Weiss


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