Communication is powerful when used effectively. Aphorisms are short sayings that often have have powerful messages in them or astute observations. Here are some examples of famous aphorisms and the people they are attributed to. Click on a name to see a biography.

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
– John F. Kennedy

“In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
Confucious

“He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.”
Lao Tsu

“To be vain of one`s rank or place is to show that one is below it.”
Stanislaus Leszczynski

“If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.”
Stanley Garn

“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

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