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Aphorism of the Day

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

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2024-02-26

tiny.ag/dtrgibi2  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.

Mae West, in Vice and Virtue

2024-02-25

tiny.ag/dsx2hptx  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.

Unknown, (Sioux Indian prayer), in Vice and Virtue

2024-02-24

tiny.ag/zwhygpoj  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Work and Recreation

2024-02-23

tiny.ag/oayda2mh  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2024-02-22

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

2024-02-21

tiny.ag/qol2sxws  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it.

Peter Medawar, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2024-02-20

tiny.ag/d3qjgzaa  ·   Fair (871 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Jane Austen, in Wealth and Poverty

2024-02-19

tiny.ag/jwespnab  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.

W. Somerset Maugham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2024-02-18

tiny.ag/zurgb1as  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

2024-02-17

tiny.ag/sdvpkq9f  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death