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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/0ihiksxu  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.

H. Allen Smith, Let the Crabgrass Grow, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/k0emebpg  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

Neil Postman, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Law and Politics


tiny.ag/trlcjdxx  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most valuable and useful of all talents and abilities is that of never using two words or descriptions when one will do or suffice.

Dr. Squid, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/xxgha1bk  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men like to pursue an elusive woman like a cake of wet soap -- even men who hate baths.

Gelett Burgess, in Men and Women


tiny.ag/anqu4m95  ·   Fair (1012 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.

Jorge Luis Borges, "The Theologians", in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/aa3jqtel  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oliver's Law: Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/ncguuawn  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never ask the barber if you need a haircut.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/jmnes1bp  ·   Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.

Unknown, in Life and Death


tiny.ag/ymbukbew  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a man's wife learns to understand him, she usually stops listening to him.

Unknown, in Men and Women


tiny.ag/cf7uraml  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intelligence is nothing without delight.

Paul Claudel, in Success and Failure