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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/eoiuzgcy  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/j4ksifbx  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion


tiny.ag/zsldl2jb  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you've seen one nuclear war, you've seen them all.

Unknown, in War and Peace


tiny.ag/jcg8ibwt  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/zckhxjq9  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behaviour is our only hope for a pardon.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death


tiny.ag/bnnutdd7  ·   Fair (378 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/imy14xh7  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo, in Life and Death


tiny.ag/8nji6wzs  ·   Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Samuel Johnson, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/u4ywocdm  ·   Fair (322 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein, in Life and Death


tiny.ag/pcufmsbg  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing recedes like success.

Walter Winchell, in Success and Failure