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Aphorism of the Day

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

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2024-06-01

tiny.ag/mznhvk59  ·   Fair (207 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to point the finger than to offer a helping hand.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

2024-05-31

tiny.ag/2ljggwxr  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Four Plays by Aristophanes (paperback)

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

Aristophanes, The Birds, 414 B.C., in Wisdom and Ignorance

2024-05-30

tiny.ag/h2rdoaxw  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Wisdom and Ignorance

2024-05-29

tiny.ag/fp1pwnlq  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

2024-05-28

tiny.ag/5eq7usqg  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

Lily Tomlin, in Love and Hate

2024-05-27

tiny.ag/wlihbcon  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"It can't happen here" is number 1 on the list of famous last words.

David Crosby, in Success and Failure

2024-05-26

tiny.ag/8v5ai4cz  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil.

Kara Vichko, in Vice and Virtue

2024-05-23

tiny.ag/u9pdixbi  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

Bessie Stanley, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

2024-05-22

tiny.ag/byzkqtr3  ·   Fair (651 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.

Samuel Johnson, in Art and Literature

2024-05-21

tiny.ag/icyaq4sy  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

E. B. White, in Wisdom and Ignorance