aphorisms

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bailey66
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aphorisms

Postby bailey66 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:52 am

An aphorism is an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic (concise) and memorable form. Aphorism literally means a "distinction" or "definition". In modern usage an aphorism is generally understood to be a concise statement containing a subjective truth or observation cleverly and pithily written.
A bad penny always turns up.
A barking dog never bites.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
A dog is a man’s best friend.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A good beginning makes a good ending.

Any mention of pith even pithily must be considered.

M. Pithy Bailey

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In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, Isa30:15

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Re: aphorisms

Postby Slava » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:47 pm

The Doc's operation on the word aphorism is here.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.

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Re: aphorisms

Postby bailey66 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:52 pm

Again i did do a search. Well thanks for the memories,

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