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Aphorism of the Day

This is an archive of every Aphorim of the Day since 2012.

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2020-10-23

Commenttiny.ag/rxmfom0a  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this.

Garrison Keillor, in Altruism and Cynicism

2020-10-22

Commenttiny.ag/o06tx1yn  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis, in Science and Religion

2020-10-21

Commenttiny.ag/jy8gye2w  ·   Fair (768 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who rule the symbols rule us.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Law and Politics

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

2020-10-20

Commenttiny.ag/xjufzea6  ·   Fair (971 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon, in Vice and Virtue

2020-10-19

Commenttiny.ag/nf5uvtlk  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer, in Vice and Virtue

2020-10-18

Commenttiny.ag/sdvpkq9f  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death

2020-10-17

Commenttiny.ag/h2rdoaxw  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2020-10-16

Commenttiny.ag/r3bhbgos  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

2020-10-15

Commenttiny.ag/svogwyfm  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.

Edgard Varese, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2020-10-14

Commenttiny.ag/cciynr4l  ·   Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative.

Unknown, in Health and Disease

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