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





Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.


Aristotle (BC 384-322, Greek philosopher)


Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.


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


Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these.


John Burroughs (1837-1921, American naturalist, author)


The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


Who has skill in the art of music is of good temperament and fitted for all things.


Martin Luther (1483-1546, German leader of the protestant reformation)


Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; courage is love bearing all things gladly for the sake of Him who is its object; justice is love serving only Him who is its object, and therefore rightly ruling; prudence is love making wise distinction between what hinders and what helps itself.


St. Augustine (354-430, Numidian-born bishop of Hippo, theologian)


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