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Aphorism of the Day

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

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2020-09-30

Commenttiny.ag/rnfyuapf  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wealth and Poverty

2020-09-29

Commenttiny.ag/rsmenqfu  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and whatever you hit, call it the target.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Success and Failure

2020-09-28

Commenttiny.ag/dcgo3bsq  ·   Fair (1079 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

Any time something is written against me, I not only share the sentiment but feel I could do the job far better myself. Perhaps I should advise would-be enemies to send me their grievances beforehand, with full assurance that they will receive my every aid and support. I have even secretly longed to write, under a pen name, a merciless tirade against myself.

Jorge Luis Borges, (autobiographical essay, 1970), in Art and Literature

2020-09-27

Commenttiny.ag/23goyhuk  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2020-09-26

Commenttiny.ag/dyhkrulm  ·   Fair (50 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.

Delmore Schwartz, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2020-09-25

Commenttiny.ag/dzxgn8lw  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

2020-09-24

Commenttiny.ag/oqpn2fbc  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If death did not exist today it would be necessary to invent it.

Count Jean Baptiste Milhoud, in Life and Death

2020-09-23

Commenttiny.ag/nsami72o  ·   Fair (1208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

2020-09-22

Commenttiny.ag/s2rmspti  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

2020-09-21

Commenttiny.ag/wirqwxvl  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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