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

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2022-05-24

tiny.ag/shpmv1fs  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.

Confucius, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

2022-05-23

tiny.ag/lakz6spw  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Voltaire, in Love and Hate

2022-05-22

tiny.ag/oy08nxhf  ·   Fair (853 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.

Godfried Bomans, De avonturen van Bill Clifford, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

2022-05-21

tiny.ag/kiytmq1q  ·   Fair (1036 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities that I have visited, all my ancestors... Perhaps I would have liked to be my father, who wrote but has the decency of not publishing.

Jorge Luis Borges, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2022-05-20

tiny.ag/gmwn1b4c  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

2022-05-19

tiny.ag/wtukmszr  ·   Fair (1186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Robert Frost, in Wealth and Poverty

2022-05-18

tiny.ag/ynhvcg3k  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey, in Success and Failure

2022-05-17

tiny.ag/ac57f8tj  ·   Fair (1168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

2022-05-16

tiny.ag/ahfxksue  ·   Fair (331 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

Rita Mae Brown, in Altruism and Cynicism

2022-05-15

tiny.ag/v6ukdwhs  ·   Fair (874 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

Jane Austen, in Men and Women