I will add more from time to time.
* Aphorism: ' A pithy observation which contains a general truth'.
'Heaven's net is vast. It's mesh is wide, but it misses nothing'
'Time is a river, the resistless flow of all created things. One thing no sooner comes into sight than it is hurried past and another is borne along, only to be swept away in its turn.'
Marcus Aurelius AD 121-180
'Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream'*
(* I doubt if this is original to Muggeridge, there is another version I have come across :
'Dead fish float dowstream; live fish swim upstream' )
''Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art'
Tom Stoppard, playwright.
'You must have time to dawdle'
Pierre Auguste Renoir
(This is the truest thing said about the creative process I've ever heard)
'Laughter often betrays our own ignorance'
Terry Jones: 'Medieval Lives'