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#1. APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697 - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#2. I will never do this, says one, yet does it: I am resolved to do this, says another; but flags upon second Thoughts: Or does it, tho' awkwardly, for his Word's sake: As if it were worse to break his Word, than to do amiss in keeping it. - Author: William Penn
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#3. Thanks to photography, some memories overstay their welcome. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#4. A sentimental aphorism is even more a surprise than a hard- boiled sonnet. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#5. Aphorisms may equivocate, but they must not wobble. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#6. Beware of finding what you're looking for.
[A favorite aphorism he often used.] - Author: Richard Hamming
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#7. Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#8. An aphorism is a personal observation inflated into a universal truth, a private posing as a general. - Author: Stefan Kanfer
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#9. As soon as you wink, you close your eyes to reality. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#10. Give a man a proverb
and he'll muse for a moment.
Teach a man to find the verb in every proverb
and he'll walk in wisdom for a lifetime. - Author: Cameron Semmens
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#11. One can not come back from life. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#12. All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character or illustrates an existence. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#13. Academic writers are bad writers for three reasons. First, they want to sound smart. "If the water is dark," goes a German aphorism, "the lake must be deep." Instead of using good words like smart, they choose sophisticated or erudite. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#14. A coward is a servant of his fears.
A hero enslaves his fears. - Author: Lera Auerbach
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#15. If I may paraphrase Hobbes's well-known aphorism, I would say that 'books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science. - Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
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#16. There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#17. After ten standard months I was done, acknowledging the ancient aphorism to the effect that no book or poem is ever finished, merely abandoned. - Author: Dan Simmons
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#18. The Earth orbits round tables. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#19. There are 31.536.000 seconds in a year. I am counting down every second. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#20. Melancholy: an appetite no misery satisfies. - Author: Emil M. Cioran
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#21. 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. - Author: F. E. Smith, 1st Earl Of Birkenhead
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#22. The quoting of an aphorism, like the angry barking of a dog or the smell of overcooked broccoli, rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#23. An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#24. 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. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#25. Answers were always important, but they were seldom easy. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#26. The lyric deals with love and sorrow, the aphorism with contradiction and deceit. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#27. What are your Axioms, and Categories, and Systems, and Aphorisms? Words, words ... Be not the slave of Words ... - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#28. Every woman with her own makeup! - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#29. 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. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#30. The aphorism is already a shadow of itself. - Author: Don Paterson
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#31. When I am, you are not. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#32. I believe instinct's the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. Unless you're willing to take the pipe or eat the gun or take a long walk off a short dock, you can't say no to some things. You can't refuse to pick up your option because there is no option. - Author: Stephen King
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#33. Love is worth dying for, said the spermatozoid. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#34. If Socrates was alive today he would say : I know that I know everything. That's what contemporary philosophers do. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#35. I have inflammation of the imagination. - Author: Lera Auerbach
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#36. Culture is a symbolic veil with which we hide our animal nature from ourselves ... and other animals. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#37. Men weigh love with hands. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#38. Don't let the devil fool you! Unless he's handsome. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#39. It is a sign of immaturity to believe that being older than someone (automatically) makes you more (mentally) mature than them. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#40. Luckily we don't sleep standing. Who knows where the dream will take us! - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#41. Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window - Author: Steve Wozniak
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#42. It's only words... unless they're true. - Author: David Mamet
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#43. There is a perfect marriage. Any marriage counselor can tell you that. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#44. What is a normal goal to a young person becomes a neurotic hindrance in old age. - CARL JUNG No wise person ever wanted to be younger. - NATIVE AMERICAN APHORISM - Author: Richard Rohr
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#45. Each of us is like all of us and like no one else. - Author: Kamand Kojouri
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#46. Behind every successful woman is a hungry man. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#47. The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else's nostalgia - Author: Pete Hamill
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#48. The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well. - Author: Elias Canetti
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#49. Finding a thought for an aphorism is not hard. Putting a kink in its tail is the hard part. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#50. The aphorism: a platitude that swerves, or slides all the way around. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#51. It is a sign of arrogance to be mad at someone for not acting as per your advice, especially if it was unsolicited. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#52. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#53. Happiness can not be prescribed, postponed or preserved.

Relish its unpredictability. Cherish its exclusivity. Accept its brevity. But above all savour its delicious exquisiteness. Do not let it go cold! - Author: Dimity Powell
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#54. They were all on his side. Hi boat sank. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#55. The eleventh commandment of art: thou shalt not be boring. - Author: W.M. Driscoll
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#56. Repeat a lie a hundred times and it becomes an ideal. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#57. A good night's sleep counts healthy sheep. - Author: Brian Spellman
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#58. The aphorism is cultivated only by those who have known fear in the midst of words, that fear of collapsing with all the words. - Author: Emile M. Cioran
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#59. To be clever in the afternoon argues that one is dining nowhere in the evening. - Author: Saki
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#60. To be thoroughly modern, an aphorism should trail off vaguely rather than coming to a point. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#61. Don't draw the line before stupidity. It'll take it as a start. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#62. I recalled my father-in-law's aphorism "To fool a judge, feign fascination, but to bamboozle the whole court, feign boredom ... " & I pretended to extract a speck from my eye. - Author: David Mitchell
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#63. Aphorisms know the angles, but not the structure. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#64. 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. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#65. I will take all my rights! Can you deliver them to my house? - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#66. He's been spoiled 'til salt won't save him. - Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#67. Be a man! Put on a mask. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#68. Realized dreams often turn into nightmares. - Author: Lera Auerbach
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#69. A painting is worth a thousand confused art-gallery visitors. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#70. Never put off until tomorrow that which may be avoided entirely. - Author: Bill McKean
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#71. Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 153 - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#72. We often feel that a clever aphorism captures a truth that would require pages to defend in any other way. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#73. 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. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#74. A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#75. An aphorism is an extreme synthesis of thesis and antithesis, theory and practice, it's a mixture of intuition and observation, hypothesis and illusions of certainty and probability, history and stupidity. - Author: William C. Brown
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#76. You have the chance to remain silent. Everything you say will be misused. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#77. The striking aphorism requires a stricken aphorist. - Author: Alfred Polgar
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#78. I am not the potter, not the potter's wheel, but the potter's clay; is not the value of the shape attained as dependent upon the intrinsic worth of the clay as upon the wheel and the Master's skill? - Author: Stephen King
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#79. Many people know they're working, but not what they're working. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#80. Most people are willing to promise you a lot. A few are those who can promise you a little, just as much as they can. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#81. Even poison has an expiry date. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#82. The aphorism sometimes casts off cynicism and expresses strong feeling. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#83. He is not an ideal husband. I am his wife. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#84. I think therefore I am not sure. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#85. Women! Dressed to kill the woman in them. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#86. Almost everything we call "higher culture" is based on the spiritualization of cruelty. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#87. A criminal always returns home. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#88. No one plows the field just by thinking about it. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#89. The most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom among us is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority... - Author: Thomas Stockman
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#90. It wasn't until I had been writing on and off for maybe ten years that I started to establish any kind of routine, thought I couldn't put a finger on an exact date, and this routine relates simply to the aphorism 'How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.' - Author: Neal Asher
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#91. Altogether, the Old Bailey, at that date, was a choice illustration of the precept, that "Whatever is right;" an aphorism that would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence, that nothing that ever was, was wrong. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#92. An aphorism is a synthesis of poetry and prose, it is a narrative precipitate, a didactic parable, an ideological concept, in practice it 's compressed and zipped philosophy . It is literature that adapts itself to the digital age. - Author: William C. Brown
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#93. An ignorant man who is regarded as knowledgeable by people who are more ignorant than him is still ignorant. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#94. An aphorism that does not score is just one more sentence. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#95. Who am I to judge me? - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#96. (Shake an aphorism, he said, and in most cases a lie falls out, leaving only a banality.) - Author: Clive James
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#97. Santayana's aphorism must be reversed: too often it is those who can remember the past who are condemned to repeat it. - Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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#98. wash off the journey - Author: Okey Ndibe
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#99. An aphorism is a single sentence that totally exhausts its subject. - Author: Robert Breault
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#100. Men can go to hell! I'll meet them there. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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