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





Deliberation:  The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914, American author, editor, journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary")


Reflection makes men cowards.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation.


Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855, Danish philosopher, writer)


Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred -- it is the amphetamine of its believers.


Arianna Stassinopoulos (1950-, Greek author)


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