aphorist


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someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms

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The aphorist and (so to coin) the witticist practice
His leading roles in this book, which begins with his childhood and ends just before his death, include aphorist, ironist, aesthete, ruthless politicker, publicist, portraitist, critic, would-be bon vivant, sick boy, and then some.
Chesterton And Evil by Mark Knight (Lecturer in the School of English and Modern Languages at the Roehampton University of Surrey, England) provides contemporary readers with an informed and informative analysis of the writings of poet, journalist, critic, biographer, novelist, aphorist, Gilbert Keith Chesterton with an especial focus upon Chesterton's attitudes with the problem of evil in contemporary society.
But it is also occasionally true, as American aphorist Mason Cooley noted, "People who expect deference resent mere civility.
The aphorist Mason Cooley once quipped, "Self-sacrifice usually contains an unspoken demand for payment.
316-29), an author who has long deserved to be much more widely known as a quite major aphorist, a first-rank transitional figure from the Enlightenment to Romanticism, and a true solace for any reflective mind.
Sadly, being an aphorist is often a thankless endeavor.
It is either half true,' as the Viennese aphorist Karl Krauss said of the aphorism, 'or one-and-a-half times true.
42) See Grey, supra note 2, at 787-88 (pointing out Holmes's different roles as a "Social Darwinist," "amoral positivist," "legal thinker" and "eclectic aphorist," and the inevitable inconsistencies thereby resulting).
These three qualities share equally in his thinking, and thus he is closer to the ancients than any other aphorist.
Probably the greatest aphorist of all time was Shakespeare.
But let the seventeenth-century poet and aphorist Sir John Harington have the last word:
He is an aphorist of little consequence, his statements as meaningless as Eckleburg's beeper number.
Like Walter Benjamin, she was entranced by multiplicity; and, like him, she was an aphorist at heart, honing pluralities down to terse sentences not without Jamesian evasions and excesses.