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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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As I have told you my own aphorism I feel I ought in fairness to record that of this aggrieved servant.
It was at this time, and under these circumstances, that I framed an aphorism which has already become celebrated.
I know not how to express my meaning more plainly or more personally than I have done already in one of the last chapters (Aphorism 382) of the fifth book of the 'Gaya Scienza'."
Every now and then, having learned from Newman that he had been through the museums of Europe, he uttered some polished aphorism upon the flesh-tints of Rubens and the good taste of Sansovino.
The "Discourse of Laws" borrows six large passages from the "Aphorisms." Only one of the passages appears in the first three sections, in section 2:
The first is that despite Grossman's skill at descriptions, nonlinear writing, aphorisms, and narrative prose, his moments of dialogue, as recorded by lesbian painter Emma Stronghorse O'Banion, read like something out of mediocre mystery plot.
`After all, it is not called the United Governments.' He likes to quote one of Shakespeare's less grammatical aphorisms: `What are cities, but its people?'
But Beckett in fact admired these authors, referred to their works, and used some of their aphorisms as the basis of his own.
Aphorisms have been used especially in dealing with subjects for which principles and methodology developed relatively late--for example, art, agriculture, medicine, jurisprudence, and politics.
But aphorisms can, should, and do exist on their own.
Aphorisms and proverbs are wonderful devices for imparting the wisdom of the ages.
When Hippocrates wrote in his Aphorisms, "Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult," could he have been talking about the laboratory?
She also wrote Religious Experiences, an autobiographical sketch, and Meditations, Divine and Moral, a collection of aphorisms for the instruction of her son.
Through his reinterpretation of history and deconstruction of popular culture with all its concrete institutions and abstract notions, Caner provides concise formulations or brief aphorisms such as "The smartest censorship ever invented is noise" or "Opposition is the smartest invention of Power."
You're perfect.) Not all instructional aphorisms are terrible: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" is useful advice.