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






Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.


Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972, American-born French author)


By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.


Dorothea Brande (American success writer)


I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.


Ching Ning Chu (Chinese-American businesswoman, lecturer, author)


By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking.


Robert Cialdini (American professor of psychology)


His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.


Henry Fielding (1707-1754, British novelist, dramatist)


No matter how brilliant an action, it should not be considered great unless it was the result of a great motive.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


What is the quality of your intent?


Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993, American judge)


I have no sword; I make no mind my sword.


Japanese Proverb (Sayings of Japanese origin)


If your motive is good, a farting donkey won't harm you.


Omani Proverb


Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.


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


Through faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, otherwise we are scattered abroad in multiplicity.


St. Augustine (354-430, Numidian-born bishop of Hippo, theologian)


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.


Margaret Thatcher (1925-, British Prime Minister (1979-90))


I'd rather attempt to do great things and blow it, than succeed at meaningless things and just get by.


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