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By Donald Patrick Redheffer

in simple terms the useful advantage abuse.
The larger you cross, the decrease you reach.
Atheists and theists are bedfellows, for they either presume to know.
An aphorism is a quick expression of a fact or sentiment, and whereas volumes were written on existence and loss of life, love and loss, soreness and enjoyment, and correct and flawed, occasionally it's a easy aphorism that could most sensible trap the reality and convey some degree of view, enriching the outdated and bringing anything of the new.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 in pursuit of fact anywhere it lies. With over 4 thousand succinct, concise bursts of truth—categorized through subject from absolutes, adversity, anticipation, and authority to jogging, climate, why, and wisdom—each aphorism presents a fact that's short and to the purpose, by no means permitting trust or wish to switch the focus.
Explore inside of those basic marriages of idea and language a provocative, occasionally profound, and constantly incomplete mirrored image of truth—for fiction surrounds fact, while aphorisms catch its essence.
My writings come from a place
Enriched by way of center and mind,
Where one stares into empty space
For hours at a time,
Pursuing the sublime.

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