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





God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


God's providence is on the side of clear heads.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless.


Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899, American orator, lawyer)


Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.


Richard Rumbold (1622-1685, British rebel)


There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular is providence.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


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