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Aphorism of the Day

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

Every single day, a very sophisticated computer running state of the art software carefully picks an aphorism from the collection and sends it out to all the nice people who have subscribed to the Aphorism of the Day. If you want to be one of these nice people, create a user profile and start a subscription.


tiny.ag/ecgyv8jm  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.

Liz Smith, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/ajoczguy  ·   Fair (351 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Usually, if you're calling any shots at all, you're not eating worms.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (the Susie Derkins character), in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/rjjl9rkn  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kinky is using a feather, perverted is using the whole chicken.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/sectwkrh  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter, in Work and Recreation


tiny.ag/xjrw4zcp  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

Unknown, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/4rgim10d  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/9kdycunx  ·   Fair (1386 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Robert Frost, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation


tiny.ag/hh0kfr5w  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

Nathaniel Borenstein, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/ahwnboyz  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman never forgets the men she could have had; a man, the women he couldn't.

Unknown, in Men and Women


tiny.ag/hxz4udr0  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure