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a short pithy instructive saying

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In Prayer, Evagrius makes several statements that resonate with the value and function of the cell in the apophthegms.
While the Life of Antony and the apophthegms do not so clearly associate the sacrality of the cell with the inner recesses of the temple, there are allusions by Paul to the cell as a sacralized space because God would dwell there.
This might explain why the apophthegms are more practical in their examples and why the writings of Evagrius and Paul exhibit a more developed and highly idealized view of what one could achieve with mental discipline in the cell.
Less well-known are the apophthegms of various "old men" quoted in Scholia in Prov.
No English translation of the Apophthegms was available at the time when Middleton and Rowley wrote The Old Law, but a translation from the Greek into French by Jaques Amyot had been published in 1615.
Albeit expressed in a variety of colourful apophthegms - "customer satisfaction engineering", "creating and keeping profitable customers", "selling goods that don't come back to people that do", etc.
There is also a sense in which the tenor of Johnson's life is more accurately represented by a note arranging to meet his friend, John Taylor, on a Friday than by a string of apophthegms and bons mots culled from Boswell's Life.
Borgesian apophthegms sound wonderful but often prove difficult to apply.
Still, if one surveys the apophthegms in the Alphabetical Collection, nearly half of those that mention it appear either among Poemen's own sayings or among sayings passed on by Poemen.
At the close of his treatise, Praktikos, Evagrius appends nine brief apophthegms about Antony, Macarius, and others.
2 'Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume', ELN, i (1963), 84; reprinted in C.
A revealing statement of the philosophical perspective from which this view becomes possible is the apophthegm, "There is no such thing as moral phenomena, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.