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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.

2021-04-11

tiny.ag/jb6usc1h  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reach for the moon and if you miss at least you will land among the stars.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

2021-04-10

tiny.ag/b1luxoq2  ·   Fair (297 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-04-09

tiny.ag/crjwer6v  ·   Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

George Patton, in War and Peace

2021-04-08

tiny.ag/9qotdgih  ·   Fair (684 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Doug Kenney, in Love and Hate

2021-04-07

tiny.ag/dgpjywem  ·   Fair (867 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.

James Montgomery Bailey, in Wealth and Poverty

2021-04-06

tiny.ag/svgptnqb  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The people must fight for their laws as for their walls.

Heraclitus, in Law and Politics

2021-04-05

tiny.ag/an54x2gt  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (hardcover)

"How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously.

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, in Food and Drink and Life and Death

2021-04-04

tiny.ag/jg3f6les  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend is someone who knows all about you and and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard, in Love and Hate

2021-04-03

tiny.ag/2cihxuml  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

2021-04-02

tiny.ag/5mrm7cdg  ·   Fair (3018 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Greek Way (paperback)

It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way, in Life and Death and War and Peace