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





Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.


William Ellery Channing (1780-1842, American Unitarian minister, author)


Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.


John Locke (1632-1704, British philosopher)


Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.


James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American poet, critic, editor)


To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.


Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801, French journalist, epigrammatist)


Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.


Charles Simmons


In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


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