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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.

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2020-08-08

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

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Wealth and Poverty

Henry VI (paperback)

2020-08-07

Commenttiny.ag/4dr826gh  ·   Fair (787 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.

Gustave Flaubert, in Art and Literature

2020-08-06

Commenttiny.ag/pcn2zosg  ·   Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

2020-08-05

Commenttiny.ag/haxoltok  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2020-08-04

Commenttiny.ag/xe17luio  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My hands are free, but my mind hesitates.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

2020-08-03

Commenttiny.ag/qnvx9otp  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

2020-08-02

Commenttiny.ag/cjhepgxr  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau, in Law and Politics

2020-08-01

Commenttiny.ag/xm0eggq6  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman, in War and Peace

2020-07-31

Commenttiny.ag/bkfg47jr  ·   Fair (887 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I didn't like the play. But I saw it under unfavorable circumstances -- the curtains were up.

Groucho Marx, in Art and Literature

2020-07-30

Commenttiny.ag/vm35jkqm  ·   Fair (241 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before God we are all equally wise -- and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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