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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/pqyzbh1e  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bacchus: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue


tiny.ag/o6zxkels  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Love and Hate


tiny.ag/6e8jdhxa  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Unknown, in Law and Politics


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.

Epicurus, in Wisdom and Ignorance


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.

La Rochefoucauld, in Wisdom and Ignorance


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.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/zm6nq4mh  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We should forgive our enemies, but only after they've been taken out and shot.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism