What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is one thing that matters - to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.
Source: All Trivia, "Last Words" (1933).
An aphorism is [that which] drags from obscurity a recognizable intuition by clothing it in words.
Source: adapted from Logan Pearsall Smith
Aphorisms are salted not sugared almonds at Reason's Feast.
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
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