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Aphorism of the Day

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

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tiny.ag/okkjfcye  ·   Fair (342 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.

Mark Twain, in Art and Literature


tiny.ag/u05c2aqo  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.

Unknown, (motto of the Dutch Poet's Society), in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/tckzdvry  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Love: A temporary insanity cureable either by marriage or by removal of the influences under which he incurred the disorder. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate


tiny.ag/wobuqdw1  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/jsphv1u4  ·   Fair (1024 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/lqhkxzhu  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.

P. L. Berger, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/enjckxg8  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing very good or very bad lasts very long.

D. W. Luthanen, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/6ldwnwhf  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A day for firm decisions! Or is it?

Unknown, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/if4vw3y9  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lily Tomlin, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/83wmvvdq  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs painting.

Billy Rose, in Wealth and Poverty