aphorism


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Synonyms for aphorism

Synonyms for aphorism

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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The way Buick has been riding means his 3lb allowance is like free weight and, against a largely exposed field, it will be disappointing if Aphorism can't provide him with another good winner.
This might be at least debatable if we look at aphorism 4-2.
It's a cutting proverb, all right, the kind of cheerfully cynical agitprop aphorism at which the authors excelled, and which flies straight from the subversive depths of their leftist worldview.
This shift is mirrored in the aphorism itself, as it slides from "essence," the territory of Twombly's sculpture, to "contamination," which has more to do with his painting.
Generally, Carducci is quite the Anglophobe: his introduction lets loose the stinging aphorism, "Rock is dead in America about as often as it lives in England.
Two overlapping stories illustrating this aphorism are laid out in the pages of ``Fugitive Pieces.
In a February 1996 study of the Gulf War, Stephen Biddle of the Institute for Defense Analysis rediscovered proof of the old aphorism about fighting skills counting more than technology.
The portrait of Jean Toomer which emerges from the seven sections of Rusch's expertly edited reader is of an artist engaged in an ambitious and lifelong intellectual project which found expression in a correspondence with many of the leading intellectuals of his generation, as well as in such genres as the aphorism, the essay, fiction, and autobiography.
The website introduces the company's new corporate brand, including fresh graphics and the new tagline "Improving the quality of patient care through information technology" which is the aphorism of the Company's mission.
Eoin O'Neill's charge has shouldered big weights before and, with Aphorism often failing to deliver under pressure, this looks a more open affair than the market may suggest.
It is very difficult to impart universal insights from humanity's accumulated wisdom in a graduation speech because every proverb, aphorism or saying is contradicted by a different one, as if every proverb has an equal and opposite proverb.
His most riveting works, I believe, are the ones that have combined aphorism with commentary and citation and have illuminated the historical encounter of Jews and Germans, and of Jews with the German language.
I am mindful of the aphorism that all that evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing, but I am reminded of Jesus's response to His enemies--which was to be silent and to advocate turning the other cheek.
Solomon relies on Spedding's misleading translation of the aphorism 124 of the first book of the Novurn organurn, which Paolo Rossi corrected for the first time more than thirty years ago.
In the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan made his famous aphorism that 'the medium is the message'.