Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Definitions for aphorism
- A terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation.
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Citations for aphorism
He who first uttered the boast was a public benefactor, and every man who repeated the aphorism, and believed it, furthered a good work, and helped to build up the structure of his country's greatness.
The aphorism wants to deflate our pretensions, to pull us "back to earth," by challenging us to change the way we live.