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

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2021-09-21

tiny.ag/ajwgbtvf  ·   Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

2021-09-20

tiny.ag/japbfdwv  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Wealth and Poverty

2021-09-19

tiny.ag/pdln3czv  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker, (when asked to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence), in Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-09-18

tiny.ag/5otyux70  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.

Voltaire, in Altruism and Cynicism

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