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





Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last dependent.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.


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


I don't say 'tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762, British society figure, letter writer)


Promote yourself but do not demote another.


Israel Salanter


The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.


Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886, British author)


When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


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