apothegm


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a short pithy instructive saying

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Although many would identify Jesus as the originator of this apothegm, it does in fact predate him.
They quote Thomas Henry Huxley's apothegm that "the great tragedy of Science" is "the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
While researching for an interview, the only stupid question is the one you don't ask, according to a well-known apothegm.
McLuhan's apothegm here is normative: The medium is the message.
There is something more, something that separates these works from traditional horror; to paraphrase a Taoist apothegm, horror that says it's horror is not transcendental horror.
Veluti in speculum: utile et dulce' is not easy to translate; only in Latin does it work as an apothegm.
An ingenious interpretation that turns this apothegm upside down is accomplished by a slight change of pronunciation.
Moreover, assuming an actual inscription on the urn would require a severing of the brief apothegm from the comment "that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know," which can hardly be meant to crowd the urn's surface in addition.
A Mystic Garden is a slim book of meditations and apothegm about a year in a garden, with the four seasons serving as metaphors for life.
And take a small further pleasure in the fact that the originator of so trenchant an apothegm ("for the law to be known .
In Two Sisters, Vidal approvingly quotes the apothegm of "our country's first serious novelist," Nathaniel Hawthorne: "'The United States are fit for many purposes but not to live in.
It has been so frequently said by the courts as to have become a legal apothegm, that courts are not concerned with the mere wisdom or policy of regulatory statutes in the exercise of the police power.
Whether adage, aphorism, apothegm or axiom, it contains a nugget of wisdom, expressed incisively and memorably.
And, of course, there is that overworked apothegm from his "Self-Reliance": "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.