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/6e8jdhxa · ★★☆☆ Fair (226 ratings) · submitted 1997
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
tiny.ag/qyerpit3 · ★★☆☆ Fair (374 ratings) · submitted 1997
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson, in Art and Literature and Work and Recreation
tiny.ag/fbo95pnn · ★★☆☆ Fair (87 ratings) · submitted 1997
In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.
tiny.ag/0c4jaqsc · ★★☆☆ Fair (269 ratings) · submitted 1997
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
Oscar Ameringer, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics
tiny.ag/hlnxvxip · ★★☆☆ Fair (136 ratings) · submitted 1997
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
tiny.ag/tusapfzm · ★★☆☆ Fair (106 ratings) · submitted 1997
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair, in Vice and Virtue
tiny.ag/90upthng · ★★☆☆ Fair (1152 ratings) · submitted 1999
If you're here, you're alive.
tiny.ag/zm6nq4mh · ★★☆☆ Fair (257 ratings) · submitted 1997
We should forgive our enemies, but only after they've been taken out and shot.
tiny.ag/ba1k2myj · ★★☆☆ Fair (1021 ratings) · submitted 1999 by Falcon
Men don't need women -- they just need certain parts of their anatomy.
Unknown, in Men and Women
tiny.ag/ifl4hquq · ★★☆☆ Fair (271 ratings) · submitted 1997
Isn't the best defense always a good attack?
Ovid, in War and Peace