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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/fp1pwnlq  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/amjjwwpz  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/0xhdtnul  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If people talk negatively about you, live so that no one will believe them.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/nzeorxiy  ·   Fair (464 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/1nxtc03g  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye, in Life and Death and Success and Failure


tiny.ag/nsami72o  ·   Fair (1208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics


tiny.ag/xenm7mq9  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

M. Grundler, in Law and Politics


tiny.ag/zlqsqb5b  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Legislators: Rape their wives and do two years. Kill their children and do five years. Steal their money and kiss your ass goodbye.

L. R. Powell, in Law and Politics


tiny.ag/mcsdq3k5  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A learned County Court judge in a book of memoirs recently said that the overwhelming amount of his time on the bench was taken up "with people who are persuaded by persons whom they do not know to enter into contracts that they do not understand to purchase goods that they do not want with money that they have not got."

Lord Greene, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics


tiny.ag/fmchbiz9  ·   Fair (387 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Rita Mae Brown, in Altruism and Cynicism