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Synonyms for aphorism

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a usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

Synonyms for aphorism

a short pithy instructive saying

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And sometime under the liquor drug, snatches of wisdom came to him far more lucidity than in his sober moments, as, for instance, one night, when he sat on the edge of the bed with one shoe in his hand and meditated on Dede's aphorism to the effect that he could not sleep in more than one bed at a time.
Some of his aphorisms are so amusing that I am rather flattered that they are attributed to me.
Nicolas Gomez-Davila's (1913-1994) Scholia to an Implicit Text (Escolios a un Texto Implicito) is a work of aphorisms.
The Quotable Stoic--A Book of Original Aphorisms provides a concise collection of quotes that represent 'truth condensed into a few words that express much'.
In his superb introduction to the edition of the Works, John Beer untangles the tremendously complicated content of Aids but judges Coleridge's formal considerations to have been uncomplicated: aphorisms would have prohibited skimming and presented disparate thoughts clearly (Works 9.
Conrad doesn't entirely avoid the missteps of a first-time novelist: Some of his aphorisms are pat; some subplots, far-fetched.
They are also communicated with a great deal of wit--as in aphorisms like the following:
Unfortunately, most of the "myths" Rothman attacks are better described as "tiresome aphorisms," making the book little more than a long complaint about a bunch of trivial slogans that nobody really believes anyway.
Opening his manuscripts to almost any page, randomly chosen sentences stand out on their own as aphorisms.
Best thought, worst thought; on art, sex, work and death; aphorisms.
Filled with clever aphorisms, To Bee Or Not To Bee teaches that the only way out is in, that the greatest present is the present, and that life is a journey from I to we.
Many of the several-second vignettes of which Rorschach is composed are slavishly copied ephemera such as computerized receipts, immigration questionnaires, and fortune-cookie aphorisms.
Though Fox has a midseason replacement series, ``Wonderfalls,'' that pursues the same themes in a more accessibly comic fashion, Hall crafts her deity as something of a humanist and couches his wisdom in comic aphorisms, such as, ``Humility isn't actually humility unless you're good enough at something to be humble.
In a sense, it is a book of aphorisms and a repository of inspirational images - of relevance for anyone interested in architecture; though some of Hertzberger's own recent projects are not, as presented in this context, always the most convincing demonstrations of the lessons he wants to teach us.
Now, a companion volume, the collected aphorisms, has been reissued: four books - Muistikirja (Notebook; 1969), Maailmat lumen vesistoissa (The Worlds in the Snow's Watercourse; 1978), Silmankantama (Horizon of Sight; 1984), and Tuoreessa muistissa kevat (The Springtime in Fresh Memory; 1987) - all combined under the last title and initially published in 1987.