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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/14w6zaql  ·   Fair (476 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.

Ovid, in Food and Drink


tiny.ag/ohvcxj98  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imbesi's Law with Freeman's Extension: In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty; but you can get everything dirty without getting anything clean.

Unknown, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/is34lohk  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty


tiny.ag/f6aon4ji  ·   Fair (1099 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/osjwdfeg  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Life and Death and Men and Women


tiny.ag/2o4terst  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by LEStephey

A small journey begins with one step and ends with another.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/eljwsw1t  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only people you should try to get even with are those who have helped you.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/imptt3kq  ·   Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Farming looks easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, in Work and Recreation


tiny.ag/9exonkwl  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/gv46ldbw  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion