Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Sulking is silent because speaking would reveal its folly.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
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  • ''The powerless worship Luck and Fate.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Work at first rescues us, then ravages us.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Outside literature, high-flown sentiments are merely exasperating.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''When understanding would be too difficult, I become trusting.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Unconditional love is a lofty ideal, but unconditional hate is a fact well documented by history.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''The mind scolds the heart, which makes excuses and goes its own way.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''The public is a hibernating bear, hard to awaken and fond of honey.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Wisdom cannot prevent a fall, but may cushion it.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''To remain mysterious, say little and do nothing.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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