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





The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.


Aesop (620-560 BC, Greek fabulist)


And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickened of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


Adventure is worthwhile in itself.


Amelia Earhart (1897-1937, American aviator, author)


An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.


George Farquhar (c.1677-1707, Irish playwright)


Adventure is not outside a man; it is within.


David Grayson (1870-1946, American journalist and writer)


All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.


Herodotus (BC 484-425, Greek historian)


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


Deep swimmers and high climbers usually don't die in their beds.


Dutch Proverb (Sayings of Dutch origin)


A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.


Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778, French historian, writer)


A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.


Laurence Sterne (1713-1768, British author)


You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941, Indian poet, philosopher)


There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.


William Trogdon (1939-, American author)


Let the spirit of adventure set the tone.


Author Unknown


I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.


Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, Dutch-born French painter)


Without adventure civilization is in full decay.


Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947, British mathematician, philosopher)


The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wish


Thornton Wilder (1897-1975, American novelist, playwright)


If we didn't live adventurously, plucking the wild goat by the beard and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt, but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.


Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British novelist, essayist)


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