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





They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.


Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682, British author, physician, philosopher)


Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.


George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)


Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British novelist, playwright)


He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.


Herman Melville (1819-1891, American author)


Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see?


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.


Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896, American novelist, antislavery campaigner)


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