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Aphorism of the Day

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

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2009-12-01

tiny.ag/sq9g8eav  ·   Fair (3330 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dune (paperback)

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Frank Herbert, Dune, in Altruism and Cynicism

2009-11-26

tiny.ag/v9nue1vj  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hearts are often broken when words are unspoken.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

2009-11-25

tiny.ag/4uvnidhy  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal, in Vice and Virtue

2009-11-23

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

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

Neil Peart, in Success and Failure

2009-11-19

tiny.ag/ooxlc4p0  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

2009-11-12

tiny.ag/mwivhu4q  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Marty Milner

Modesty is the opium of the mediocre.

Marty Milner, in Success and Failure

2009-11-07

tiny.ag/ipa5yree  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

John A. Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689), in Wisdom and Ignorance

2009-10-21

tiny.ag/8dhiywlp  ·   Fair (458 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2009-10-03

tiny.ag/cuh1ej24  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.

Kahlil Gibran, in Law and Politics

2009-10-01

tiny.ag/ymof9a0l  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion