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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Yet her mode of reading in the early chapters often renders authors aphorists themselves, as when, again in the course of less than a page (46), we speed through Elyot, Vives, Sidney, and Forset, each of whom is represented synecdochally by a choice (and they are always choice) quotation.
Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists, The Week, AGNI,
Unlike other French aphorists, les moralistes, his aphorisms touch on serious and delicate matters but almost never on moral questions.
I will quote Antonio Vitorino European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs when he said: 'It almost seems as if the maxim coined by Stanilaw Lec, one of the best aphorists of the twentieth century, 'be a realist, don't tell the truth' has become an appropriate adage in certain circles at this point in European integration.
Johnson's are more magisterial than later aphorists.
Chamfort, Pascal, Gracian, Vauvenargues, La Rochefoucauld: none of these master aphorists was burdened by an overly sunny view of humanity, though each was gloomy in his own way.