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





The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.


Walter Bagehot (1826-1977, British economist, critic)


You can observe a lot by just watching.


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


You can see a lot by observing.


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


I always know what's happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.


Larry Bird (1956-, American basketball player, coach)


Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.


Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)


Observe all men, thyself most.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


Every individual or national degeneration is immediately revealed by a directly proportional degradation in language.


Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821, French diplomat, philosopher)


Most adults are attentive to what someone is doing, but children see beyond that.


Indian Proverb (Sayings of Indian origin)


All the trouble in the world is due to the fact that man cannot sit still in a room.


Blaise Pascal (1623-1662, French scientist, religious philosopher)


One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.


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


When the hunter returns and is holding mushrooms, don't ask him about how his hunt went.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


To the person who watches, everything reveals itself.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


You may go where you want, but you cannot escape yourself.


Norwegian Proverb (Sayings of Norwegian origin)


Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.


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


In the world a man will often be reputed to be a man of sense, only because he is not a man of talent.


Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886, British author)


A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts.


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