Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 9

If men have anything in common with each other,
it is their flaws, their failures and their weaknesses

Do not ask a poet if he makes money writing poetry
for if you do you will incur the wrath
of a starving poet.

He who claims to have achieved excellence
is no stranger to arrogance.

Within a lie are hidden truths.

Many a “thank you” is said in silence.
If you ask for a “thank you”
you will lose all the thanks
in the “thank you.”

If you are constantly looking for approval
then you are probably lacking in self-approval.

Do not write a poem
that is not true
for if you do
your words will betray you.

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