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





The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own Lures. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.


Aesop (620-560 BC, Greek fabulist)


But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.


John Donne (1572-1632, British metaphysical poet)


He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


No man continues to do unfavorable things for long except by his own fault.


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


A person's worst enemy can't wish on him what he can think up himself.


Yiddish Proverb (Sayings of Yiddish origin)


Believing in yourself is an endless destination. Believing you have failed is the end of the journey.


Author Unknown


Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself.


Paul Valery (1871-1945, French poet, essayist)


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