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

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tiny.ag/bncpxtdu  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.

Saul Alinsky, in Law and Politics


tiny.ag/6v4py5gm  ·   Fair (30 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.

Walter Winchell, in Success and Failure


tiny.ag/poux0n5r  ·   Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford, in Work and Recreation


tiny.ag/ngzfgtnp  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Unknown, in Life and Death


tiny.ag/yfqykgpj  ·   Fair (460 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fool their lack of understanding.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/7guwnmr1  ·   Fair (879 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't want any "yes-men" around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/viymqgdo  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance


tiny.ag/u1yhdeyw  ·   Fair (819 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/mtktl96r  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Collis P. Huntington, in Altruism and Cynicism


tiny.ag/58hbs9pq  ·   Fair (67 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.

Addison Walker, in Altruism and Cynicism