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Monday, 31 December 2012

Selected Aphorisms

by David P. Gontar (January 2013)


1.  Dante has erred only in this, that there should be words inscribed over the infernal gates informing the damned of their fate. Such a courtesy could never be allowed, lest its very iron-clad certainty provide the last refuge, the final consolation for the tormented souls. Would not the fiends know better than to extinguish the flames of hope in the hearts of their charges? more>>>

Posted on 12/31/2012 10:37 AM by NER
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27 Jan 2013
Send an emailDrew Byrne, Esq.

 The man who has to travel all the way to the other side of the world to achieve clarity has much to say…but to whom?



10 Feb 2013
Jaded Jake

 No matter how far you travel to get away from yourself, when you come back things are just the same.



13 Feb 2013
Chris

Comments appear to imply that the aphorisms are recent.   David P. Gontar wrote all these epigrams in the early 1970s, when he was a graduate student at Tulane University.  They are not new, or the result of his sojourn in China.




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