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Aphorisms
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by [Stanisław_Jerzy_Lec ]

2009-08-15  |     |  Submited by Constantin Delca



- Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
- The exit is usually where the entrance was.
- He who limps is still walking.
- In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.
- The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones.
- Even a glass eye can see its blindness.
- To whom should we marry Freedom, to make it multiply?
- I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.
- You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
- Optimists and pessimists differ only on the date of the end of the world.
- Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork? (Hence the title 'Cannibals with Forks' by John Elkington)
- If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?
- No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
- Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.
- If you are not a psychiatrist, stay away from idiots. They are too stupid to pay a layman for his company.
- Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.
- The first condition of immortality is death.
- Suppose you succeed in breaking the wall with your head. And what, then, will you do in the next cell?
- Watch out you don`t get crushed under somebody else`s wheel of fortune.
- You have to decide even to hesitate.
- You have to have a lot of patience to learn patience.
- The fact that he died does not prove that he lived.
- America was not discovered by Americans - shame on them.
- A tired exclamation mark is a question mark.
- The letter of the law should be included in the alphabet.
- Can you imagine the woman who would let her lover tell her tales for 1001 nights?
- A beautiful lie? Listen! That`s creativity.
- What keeps us on this globe except force of gravity?
- I prefer the sign NO ENTRY to the one that says NO EXIT.
- Morality is either a social contract or you have to pay cash.
- Many who tried to enlighten were hanged from the lamppost.
- It is possible to make jam from dreams. All you have to add is fruit and sugar.
- In some lands exile is the greatest punishment; in others, the greatest humanitarians should fight for it.
- Don`t be a snob. Never lie when the truth is more profitable.
- When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.
- You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
- The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.
- Don`t tell your dreams. What if the Freudists come to power?
- Truth will always be naked, even when turned out in the latest fashion.
- If the art of conversation stood a little higher we would have a lower birthrate.
- On every summit you are on the brink of an abyss.
- You cannot pretend freedom!
- Man is fatally slow on the uptake; it always takes him until the next generation to understand what`s going on.
- Who knows what Columbus might have discovered had America not blocked his way!
- When gossip grows old it becomes myth.
- Bottom is bottom, even if it is turned upside down.
- You can change your faith without changing gods. And vice versa.
- What is Chaos? It is the Order destroyed during Creation.
- Always turn to strange gods; they will listen to you out of turn.
- Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.
- Some would like to understand what they believe in. Others would like to believe in what they understand.
- If you do not know his language, you will never understand a foreigner`s silence.
- Even the voice of conscience undergoes mutation.
- Many of those who were ahead of their time had to wait for it in not too comfortable quarters.
- Do not walk on the well-trodden path - you may slip.
- How should we train memory to learn to forget?

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