Aphorisms Quotes

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Mitch Albom
“Embrace aging.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Criss Jami
“Old words are reborn with new faces.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Franz Kafka
“I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond.”
Franz Kafka

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Edmond Jabès
“Only what touches us closely preoccupies us. We prepare in solitude to face it. (The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion)”
Edmond Jabès

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I don't represent anyone's opinion. Not even my own. I'm neutral.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Pete Hamill
“The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else's nostalgia”
Pete Hamill, Tabloid City

“It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every Time is money there is a Stop and smell the roses. When someone says You never stand in the same river twice someone else has already replied There is nothing new under the sun. In the mind's arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals 2. Truths are not quantities but scripts: Become for a moment the mind in which this is true.”
James Richardson, Interglacial: New and Selected Poems & Aphorisms

Mark Leidner
“Writing is beautiful, like putting on a gold suit and going to sleep in it.”
Mark Leidner, The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

David  Wong
“Gullibility is a knife at the throat of civilization.”
David Wong

Alexandre Dumas
“We are entitled to violate history, provided that it results in handsome offspring.”
Alexandre Dumas

“Someone who writes aphorisms shouldn't pretend to be competing with Dante or Sophocles.”
Marty Rubin

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I don't take wrinkles seriously. They only exist in the mirror.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Sisyphus is but a man who is trying to prove the woman that he loves her.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Money give value to life. The more money you have, the more valuable you are to others.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Don't worry about negative temperatures because minus times minus equals plus. If you are not very good at Maths, then put some rum in the tea.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“So many authors, so little time to disqualify them!”
Ljupka Cvetanova

“The definition of an aphorism is just another aphorism.”
Marty Rubin

“My aphorisms exist in the gap between poetry and philosophy.”
Marty Rubin

Ljupka Cvetanova
“No bridge has ever taken sides.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“High heels? But of course! A lie has short legs.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Scott Davis Howard
“You know, that’s the trouble with humanity—half of the dreamers want to carry us forward, kicking and screaming, into an unrealistic and unattainable future, and the other half want us to fall back into an imaginary ‘simpler time’ when everything was easy.”
Scott Davis Howard, Believing and Acting: The Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics

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