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





Sensual pleasures are like soap bubbles, sparkling, effervescent. The pleasures of intellect are calm, beautiful, sublime, ever enduring and climbing upward to the borders of the unseen world.


John H. Aughey (American scientist)


The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.


John Christian Bovee (1820-1904, American author, lawyer)


If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.


Charles Sumner (1811-1874, American statesman)


Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745, Anglo-Irish satirist)


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