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





Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.


Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)


It was his peculiar happiness that he scarcely ever found a stranger whom he did not leave a friend; but it must likewise be added, that he had not often a friend long without obliging him to become a stranger.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.


Haniel Long (1888-1956, American author, poet, journalist)


I do desire we may be better strangers.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Tennessee Williams (1914-1983, American dramatist)


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