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Aphorism of the Day

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

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2021-05-18

tiny.ag/fp1pwnlq  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

2021-05-17

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

2021-05-16

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

2021-05-15

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

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Altruism and Cynicism

2021-05-14

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

2021-05-13

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

2021-05-12

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

2021-05-11

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

2021-05-10

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

2021-05-09

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