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

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2021-09-17

tiny.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

2021-09-16

tiny.ag/lem4yqnc  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One does not make friends, one recognizes them.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

2021-09-15

tiny.ag/wjvn8okc  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso, in Work and Recreation

2021-09-14

tiny.ag/kfcphxpx  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

Saint Augustine, in Vice and Virtue

2021-09-13

tiny.ag/otl52twf  ·   Fair (656 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.

Benito Mussolini, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-09-12

tiny.ag/7do2rifh  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

Mark Twain, What is Man?, 1906, in Altruism and Cynicism

2021-09-11

tiny.ag/mrm8ujlt  ·   Fair (870 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.

Godfried Bomans, Buitelingen II, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-09-10

tiny.ag/nolhz29r  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

Bruce Lee, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-09-09

tiny.ag/hjgpjdl6  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bend in the road is not the end of the road -- unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

2021-09-08

tiny.ag/hoklinq4  ·   Fair (447 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

Daniel Defoe, in Life and Death