Aphorisms: Brief Bursts of Truth by Donald Patrick Redheffer

By Donald Patrick Redheffer

basically the invaluable benefit abuse.
The larger you pass, the reduce you reach.
Atheists and theists are bedfellows, for they either presume to know.
An aphorism is a short expression of a fact or sentiment, and whereas volumes were written on existence and loss of life, love and loss, ache and delight, and correct and mistaken, occasionally it's a easy aphorism which may top trap the reality and convey some degree of view, enriching the outdated and bringing anything of the new.
In Aphorisms: short Bursts of fact, writer Donald Patrick Redheffer takes his love of philosophy and poetry and probes the human situation in pursuit of fact anyplace it lies. With over 4 thousand succinct, concise bursts of truth—categorized by way of subject from absolutes, adversity, anticipation, and authority to jogging, climate, why, and wisdom—each aphorism offers a fact that's short and to the purpose, by no means permitting trust or wish to switch the focus.
Explore inside of those uncomplicated marriages of inspiration and language a provocative, occasionally profound, and continuously incomplete mirrored image of truth—for fiction surrounds fact, while aphorisms catch its essence.
My writings come from a place
Enriched by means of middle and mind,
Where one stares into empty space
For hours at a time,
Pursuing the sublime.

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