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






All orthodox opinion -- that is, today, "revolutionary" opinion either of the pure or the impure variety -- is anti-man.


Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957, British author, painter)


Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.


Edgar Quinet (1803-1875, French poet, historian, politician)


Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


When an opinion has taken root in a democracy and established itself in the minds of the majority, if afterward persists by itself, needing no effort to maintain it since no one attacks it. Those who at first rejected it as false come in the end to adopt it as accepted, and even those who still at the bottom of their hearts oppose it keep their views to themselves, taking great care to avoid a dangerous and futile contest.


Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859, French social philosopher)


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