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

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tiny.ag/tgkornhe  ·   Fair (1100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Time Enough for Love (paperback)

Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.

Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (Lazarus Long), in Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/rrtq0cbj  ·   Fair (1242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age.

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics and Men and Women


tiny.ag/a0oxkbo4  ·   Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/63vctqjk  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thinking is the soul talking to itself.

Plato, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/hkxwed3k  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.

Marshall Lumsden, in Law and Politics


tiny.ag/eanvvuth  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/egbcyknm  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.

Napoleon, in Law and Politics


tiny.ag/vo8qhfwa  ·   Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

Aristotle, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/icyaq4sy  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

E. B. White, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/ow0faywn  ·   Fair (15 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.

Unknown, in Success and Failure