Aphorisms Galore!

Aphorism of the Day

To get the Aphorism of the Day straight to your inbox, just go to your settings page and pick the subscription option you want.

If you prefer, you can instead follow Aphorisms Galore! on Twitter.

Front Page

Aphorisms Galore! lets you Feed Your Wit by browsing, searching, submitting, discussing, and rating aphorisms and witty sayings by famous and not-so-famous people.

Welcome! The computer thought you might be interested in these aphorisms today, taking into account things like their recent popularities, their ratings, and how new they are to the collection:

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (469 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.

[aphorist] Al Capone, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (301 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

[aphorist] Philip K. Dick, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (424 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

[aphorist] Buddha, (last words), in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

[aphorist] Stanley Garn, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.

[aphorist] Collis P. Huntington, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

[aphorist] Tom Lehrer, (from the album An Evening Wasted), in [category] Life and Death

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (388 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

[aphorist] Samuel Butler, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (465 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (500 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (759 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.

[aphorist] Georges Courteline, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1040 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1093 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

[aphorist] Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1027 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them.

[aphorist] Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in [category] Work and Recreation

Catch-22 (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (459 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

[aphorist] Lillian Hellman, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (383 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

[aphorist] William Blake, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (369 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (548 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

[aphorist] Jules de Gaultier, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Brian J. Dent

Too much of a good thing is just that.

[aphorist] Brian J. Dent, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Submit an Aphorism