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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/if4vw3y9  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lily Tomlin, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/83wmvvdq  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs painting.

Billy Rose, in Wealth and Poverty


tiny.ag/mqycsaej  ·   Fair (734 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

Jonas Salk, in Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/j1kvztac  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/r3gvjlqa  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln, in Altruism and Cynicism


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/l3yahg9k  ·   Fair (743 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Health and Disease and Life and Death


tiny.ag/lrnyb5qs  ·   Fair (346 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Art is the lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso, in Art and Literature


tiny.ag/a0oxkbo4  ·   Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/ho6hzfu5  ·   Fair (642 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A political machine is a united minority working against a divided majority.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics