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





Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.


Louis Aragon (1897-1982, French poet)


The world is not dialectical -- it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.


Jean Baudrillard (French postmodern philosopher, writer)


Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


There are some people who only disgust with their abilities; and there are some people who please even with their faults.


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


The dictate of the light says: "Know yourself and what you are." The dark replies, "By all means, but then become afraid."


Tanith Lee


It happens as one sees in cages: the birds who are outside despair of ever getting in, and those within are equally desirous of getting out


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


One man's happiness is another man's sadness.


Brazilian Proverb


The reverse side also has a reverse side.


Japanese Proverb (Sayings of Japanese origin)


One man's fault is another man's lesson.


Maltese Proverb


In me the tiger sniffs the rose.


Siegfried Sassoon


Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


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