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Aphorism of the Day

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

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2021-10-21

tiny.ag/pqsikg5n  ·   Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

2021-10-20

tiny.ag/xyhjnkct  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

2021-10-19

tiny.ag/wbfvn5e9  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

2021-10-18

tiny.ag/hmqvyuqz  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Cicero, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-10-17

tiny.ag/8ixk9v6t  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

2021-10-16

tiny.ag/phtkn2xv  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Counterfeit exists because there is such a thing as real gold.

Jelaluddin Rumi, in Law and Politics

2021-10-15

tiny.ag/uqvndhdp  ·   Fair (901 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Become addicted to constant and neverending self-improvement.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

2021-10-14

tiny.ag/sneiqva0  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Lao Tsu, in Law and Politics

2021-10-13

tiny.ag/zjwe0r42  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Max Lerner, in Science and Religion

2021-10-12

tiny.ag/kbrvjlvy  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard P. Feynman, in Science and Religion