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Quotes world, here you can find a wide and original selections of quotes divided by Authors and Arguments, therefore this is the English Culture blog quotes menu index pages by Carl William Brown.

Aphorismus est sermo brevis, integrum sensum propositae rei scribens. That is  – An aphorism is a brief utterance, which writes the complete meaning of the matter – this is the exact definition proposed by Isidore de Séville.  As a matter of fact an aphorism is usually a saying expressing a belief, an idea, a thought, a saying, a piece of literature and so on. Synonyms for aphorisms could be: adage, apothegm, axiom, dictum, maxim, moral, precept, proverb, rule, saw, saying, truism, axiom, device, dictum, fundamental, law, maxim, moral, postulate, precept, proposition, proverb, saying, theorem, truism, truth, byword, catchphrase, catchword, dictum, epithet, gnome, gnomic saying, handle, maxim, motto, nickname, precept, proverb, quotation, quote, saw, shibboleth, slogan, standing joke. An aphorism can express also absurdity, ambiguity, foolishness, nonsense, amusement and paradox, because it is the king of the metaphorical language.
Carl William Brown

Sébastien Roch Nicolas de Chamfort used to say: “Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters: first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything.”; so, keeping this principle in mind you can understand my method of collecting and writing quotes and aphorisms, that is to say I don’t follow the above criterion, habit or silly addiction, but I try to choose only the best sentences and the more useful or critical ideas that agree with my way of thinking, my “Weltanschauung”, my poetics, my style and my literary, aesthetic and cultural strategy; only after this kind of careful selection I write my pages, both of quotations and of essays or articles. That’s the main difference between my blogs and websites, and the work of other more voracious writers or webmasters.
Carl William Brown

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.
Freedom of press

Think for yourselves, and allow others the privilege to do so, too.
Freedom of thought

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Freedom of speech

Death is nothing but a bad story, while the aphorism is the emblem of the speed of life, with the traits of its intensity, full of feeling, reasoning, thoughts, contradictions, pain and stupidity.
Carl William Brown

Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of ‘eternity’; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book – what everyone else does not say in a book.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool.
John Roux

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.

We fight against three giants, my dear Sancho: “injustice, fear, and ignorance.”
Miguel de Cervantes

Being a scholar of stupidity, how might I avoid to thank a lot of people for their existence.
Carl William Brown

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
Abbie Hoffman

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana

Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges

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

An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli

Think of the tools in a tool-box: there is a hammer, pliers, a saw, a screwdriver, a rule, a glue-pot, nails and screws. The function of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects.
Ludwig Wittgenstein





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Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
George Bernard Shaw

The aphorism condenses the maximum of meaning into the minimum of content, expresses in a synthetic manner the prolixity of many rhetorical and useless speeches.
Carl William Brown

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It’s getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
Henry Ward Beecher

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stock broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.
Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as ”the Queen’s English.” The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
Mark Twain

Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Hubert H. Humphrey

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White

By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
Mark Zuckerberg

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Aphorisms are diamonds set in the jewels of literature.
Carl William Brown

There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart.
Jean Baudrillard

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
William Wycherley

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
Warren Buffett

We Americans have the chance to become someday a nation in which all radical stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically. We can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.
Shirley Chisholm

Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
Warren Buffett

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.
J. C. James Cash

One cannot expect to coast along and rise automatically to the top, no matter what friends you may have in the company. There may have been a time when, in large corporations, a person could rise simply because he had a stock interest or because he had friends in top management. That’s not true today. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
David Rockerfeller

There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

The pornography of violence of course far exceeds, in volume and general acceptance, sexual pornography, in this Puritan land of ours. Exploiting the apocalypse, selling the holocaust, is a pornography. For the ultimate selling job on ultimate violence one must read those works of fiction issued by our government as manuals of civil defense, in which you learn that there’s nothing to be afraid of if you’ve stockpiled lots of dried fruit.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
Mahatma Gandhi

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
Theodore Parker

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
John Mortimer

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
Mark Twain

I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.
Sarah Bernhardt

Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.
Charles Caleb Colton

I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea. Never as then, amid suicides, hysteria, and groups of fainting people, have I felt the sensation of real death, death without hope, death that is nothing but rottenness, for the spectacle was terrifying but devoid of greatness… I felt something like a divine urge to bombard that whole canyon of shadow, where ambulances collected suicides whose hands were full of rings.
Federico Garcia Lorca

I was always embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious and sacrifice and the expression in vain. We had heard them, sometimes standing in the rain almost out of earshot, so that only the shouted words came through, and had read them, on proclamations that were slapped up by billposters over other proclamations, now for a long time, and I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it.
Ernest Hemingway

Such a wife as I want… must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.
Alexander Hamilton

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Willa Cather

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
John Kenneth Galbraith

In economics the majority is always wrong.
John Kenneth Galbraith

It’s an extremely good thing that money sometimes changes hands.
Carl William Brown

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
Warren Buffett

It is very vulgar to talk about one’s business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
Oscar Wilde

In order to be a writer, first you must become an alive dead spirit.
Carl William Brown

I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
Charles Dickens

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.
Andrei Voznesensky

Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.
Edward Varese

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture.
Source Unknown

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
Marcel Proust

He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine. [On Leonardo Da Vinci]
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
Ad Reinhardt

He that seeks trouble never misses.
17th-Century English Proverb. First collected in George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs (1640).

Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
Lenny Bruce

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
Lord Byron

Man is the only animal for whom his own stupid existence is a problem which he has to try in vain to solve.
Carl William Brown via Eric Fromm

Money management is the only strategy to survive in this crazy, stupid and doped financial world market.
Carl William Brown

I feel good about taking things to Goodwill and actually, I do like shopping at Goodwill. It’s so cheap that it feels like a library where I am just checking things out for awhile until I decide to take them back.
April Foiles

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin