"Aphorisms are literature’s hand luggage. Light and compact, they fit easily into the overhead compartment of your brain and contain everything you need to get through a rough day at the office or a dark night of the soul."
I love quotes. Check out this love letter to aphorisms in the International Herald Tribune, and then head over to Slate and get a humorous take by Daniel Gross on why Type A’s love using Chinese Proverbs (and how they lighten up any PowerPoint).
By the way, I track good quotes on the web at my del.icio.us tag: quotes