Thanks to Dan Costinas for bringing to my attention the aphorisms of Valeriu Butulescu, Romanian dramatist, poet, author and journalist whose aphorisms have been translated into more than 40 languages, including this selection in English:
A derailed tram considers itself independent.
Childhood. The only lost paradise.
Whenever I open my eyes, I am guilty of prying.
As a rule, after a high obstacle there comes an abyss.
We idolize eagles, although, hens are much more useful.
Swallows fly away in autumn. Crows remain, overwhelmed with responsibility.