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This is an archive of every Aphorim of the Day since 2012.

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2021-09-27

tiny.ag/kvy1ngjh  ·   Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

2021-09-26

tiny.ag/roibaqpn  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

2021-09-25

tiny.ag/g8ncpo30  ·   Fair (517 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody has read.

Mark Twain, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-09-24

tiny.ag/4euzwypx  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

2021-09-23

tiny.ag/gy6u0a9i  ·   Fair (1051 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.

Douglas Jerrold, in Love and Hate

2021-09-22

tiny.ag/bpu9tj3d  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

2021-09-21

tiny.ag/ajwgbtvf  ·   Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

2021-09-20

tiny.ag/japbfdwv  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Wealth and Poverty

2021-09-19

tiny.ag/pdln3czv  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker, (when asked to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence), in Wisdom and Ignorance

2021-09-18

tiny.ag/5otyux70  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.

Voltaire, in Altruism and Cynicism