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





When the water of a place is bad it is safest to drink none that has not been filtered through either the berry of a grape, or else a tub of malt. These are the most reliable filters yet invented.


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.


Joan Didion (1934-, American essayist)


I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.


W. C. Fields (1879-1946, American actor)


I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes.


W. C. Fields (1879-1946, American actor)


In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.


Lao-Tzu (BC 600-?, Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism)


Don't pour away your water due to a mirage.


Arabian Proverb (Sayings of Arabian origin)


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