There are two species of aphorism
, James Lough explains in Short Flights, a recent modern collection.
This is so because, having hit upon a morsel of truth, thinkers who employ the aphorism
as a vehicle for philosophical reflection trust the reader's capacity to interpret the significance of their findings.
Simmel's emphasis on duty in the aphorism
just quoted is the topic of the fourth and longest essay, "The Law of the Individual," in which he addresses Kant's categorical imperative, refuting both its logic and its practical value.
The idea that an aphorism
expresses may or may not be unconnected to a systematic body of thought, but its deployment is connected to the practice of its speaker.
However, you can never underestimate a Spencer finisher and Aphorism
, despite running around a bit, ran out a cosy winner in the end, having traded at a high of 20.
is not the easiest of rides but Spencer managed to persuade the James Fanshawe-trained mare to put her best foot forward.
The final aphorism
in John Caspar Lavater's 1788 volume entitled Aphorisms
on Man, translated by Henry Fuseli and with a frontispiece engraved by William Blake, reads "If you mean to know yourself, interline such of these aphorisms
as affected you agreeably in reading, and set a mark to such as left a sense of uneasiness with you; and then shew your copy to whom you please" (quoted in Jackson 156).
Mares often improve in form when in foal and Aphorism
JAMIE SPENCER is only one behind Seb Sanders in the jockeys' title race after he gave Aphorism
a typical waiting ride to land the Weatherbys Finance Handicap at Warwick.
Dear Editor, It is a common aphorism
that we do not appreciate anything that is familiar or free.
can also founder in reduction: "There is a tremendous difference between Stevens and Pascal.
America was once a land where the aphorism
attributed to Voltaire reigned supreme: "I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Regular readers will know this column's predilection for the Miesian aphorism
'less is more' when applied to websites though not all-lower-case practice names.
Simic quoted this resonant aphorism
to suggest that the biographer can never fully understand his subject.
Chris Cole defines the aphorism
"actions speak louder than words," both on the streets and in social situations.