Aphorism of the Day
This is an archive of every Aphorim of the Day since 2012.
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I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.
Any time something is written against me, I not only share the sentiment but feel I could do the job far better myself. Perhaps I should advise would-be enemies to send me their grievances beforehand, with full assurance that they will receive my every aid and support. I have even secretly longed to write, under a pen name, a merciless tirade against myself.
Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.