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An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of eternity; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book -- what everyone else does not say in a book.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[Nancy entering the radio station for the first time]



Nancy:
Good afternoon troops! Ugh! You're not going to wear that...



Marlena:
Nancy, it's radio, they won't see what we are wearing.



Nancy:
I realize that Marlena, but perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the aphorism "You are what you wear". We want cheerful, we want bright, that's my motto!

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An aphorism is a one-line novel. Leonid S. SukhorukovMore [10/13/2011 09:10:19]
Belief in form, but disbelief in content - that's what makes an aphorism charming.More [12/21/2011 02:12:47]
If the aphorism doesn't fly, let's it creep away in a desk box...More [09/27/2016 12:09:42]
The talented aphorism maker is that who can place the sense in one thought which is clear for the clever and stupid man.More [01/17/2017 05:01:52]
The aphorism sails in the fairway of the understanding, which is chosen by the reader, but not by the author.More [01/23/2017 06:01:23]
Bad author's aphorism is a parody of the proverb. (Anatoly Yurkin)More [02/22/2017 07:02:23]
An aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experienceMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have oftener than once endeavoured to attach some meaning to
that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which however we
can find nowhere in his works, that "ridicule is the test of
truth."More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A transposable aphorism is a malaise of the urge to be witty, or in other words, a maxim that is untroubled by the fact that the opposite of what it says is equally true so long as it appears to be funny.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Santayana's aphorism must be reversed: too often it is those who can remember the past who are condemned to repeat it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If our planet has seen some eighty billion people it is difficult to suppose hat every individual has had his or her own repertory of gestures. Arithmetically, it is simply impossible. Without the slightest doubt, there are far fewer gestures in the world than there are individuals. That finding leads us to a shocking conclusion: a gesture is more individual than an individual. We could put it in the form of an aphorism: many people, few gestures.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of 'eternity'; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My premise is that the popular aphorism that 'all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different' simply is not true. It is more correct to say that all religions are, at best, superficially similar but fundamentally different.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aphorism is a personal observation inflated into a universal truth, a private posing as a general.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a wise and intuitive counselor available 24/7? You're in luck-you already have one. Your body! Our bodies carry ancient wisdom. We literally live within a temple of intuitive and instinctive wisdom. Sometimes we pay attention and access body wisdom; but unfortunately, the aphorism "Mrs. Smith lived a short distance from her body" is sadly true for many of us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The First Aphorism of Religion Cases: Only the religious convictions of other people are weird. Yours are perfectly rational.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Belief in form, but disbelief in content - that's what makes an aphorism charming.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No aphorism is more frequently repeated in connection with field trials, than that we must ask Nature few questions, or, ideally, one question, at a time. The writer is convinced that this view is wholly mistaken. Nature, he suggests, will best respond to a logical and carefully thought out questionnaire; indeed, if we ask her a single question, she will often refuse to answer until some other topic has been discussed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beware of finding what you're looking for.
A favorite aphorism he often used.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The striking aphorism requires a stricken aphorist.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Desperate times call for desperate measures" is an aphorism which here means "sometimes you need to change your facial expression in order to create a workable disguise." The quoting of an aphorism, such as "It takes a village to raise a child," "No news is good news," and "Love conquers all," rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen, which is why we provide our volunteers with a disguise kit in addition to helpful phrases of advice.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In an aphorism, aptness counts for more than truth.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 153More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have the highest authority for believing that the meek shall inherit the earth; though I have never found any particular corroboration of this aphorism in the records of Somerset House.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Finally, to the theme of the respiratory chain, it is especially noteworthy that David Kellin's chemically simple view of the respiratory chain appears now to have been right all along-and he deserves great credit for having been so reluctant to become involved when the energy-rich chemical intermediates began to be so fashionable. This reminds me of the aphorism: 'The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer'.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism "Whatever is, is right," would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence that nothing that ever was, was wrong.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The healthy know not of their health, but only the sick: this is the physician's aphorism, and applicable in a far wider sense than he gives it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One can never be too rich or too thin' is an aphorism attributed to the Duchess of Windsor. Being both rich and thin is a difficult enterprise, indeed almost unprecedented as an ideal. Into the paradoxical gap between the capacity to spend money and the need to eat less steps a brilliant solution: 'light' food. In buying 'light' food we can pay more for what costs less to produce in the first place ...More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The interest in Wisdom is fading. Soon there will not be enough left to support the aphorism, even though it tries to amuse by half-mocking the Wisdom it propounds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One cannot dictate an aphorism to a typist. It would take too long.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What are the precise characteristics of an epigram it is not easy to define. It differs from a joke, in the fact that the wit of the latter dies in the words, and cannot therefore be conveyed in another language; while an epigram is a wit of ideas, and hence, is translatable. Like aphorisms, songs and sonnets, it is occupied with some single point, small and manageable; but whilst a song conveys a sentiment, a sonnet a poetical, and an aphorism a moral reflection, an epigram expresses a contrast.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How many of us have been first attracted to reason, first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism from Rochefoucauld or La Bruyere.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is, however, only one idea of duty which has been universally accepted by all mankind, of all ages and sects and countries, and that has been summed up in a Sanskrit aphorism thus: "Do not injure any being; not injuring any being is virtue, injuring any being is sin."More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Young people of high school age can actually feel themselves changing. Progress is almost tangible. It's exciting. It stimulates more progress. Nevertheless, growth is not constant and smooth. Erik Erikson quotes an aphorism to describe the formless forming of it. "I ain't what I ought to be. I ain't what I'm going to be, but I'm not what I was.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism sometimes casts off cynicism and expresses strong feeling.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism is a slippery plaything.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism wants to be at the same time both main line and off beat.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A sentimental aphorism is even more a surprise than a hard- boiled sonnet.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be thoroughly modern, an aphorism should trail off vaguely rather than coming to a point.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The perfect aphorism would achieve classical balance and then immediately upset it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Finding a thought for an aphorism is not hard. Putting a kink in its tail is the hard part.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The haiku lets meaning float; the aphorism pins it down.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The lyric deals with love and sorrow, the aphorism with contradiction and deceit.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism: a platitude that swerves, or slides all the way around.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aphorism that does not score is just one more sentence.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aphorism offers a momentary sense of mastery over some confusion or unhappiness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is an aphorism in physic, that unwholesome airs, because perpetually sucked into the lungs, do distemper health more than coarser diet used but at set times. The like may be said of society, which, if good, is a better refiner of the spirits than ordinary books.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aphorism is a generalization, therefore not modern.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experience.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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