Origin of aphorism
OTHER WORDS FROM aphorismaph·o·ris·mic, aph·o·ris·mat·ic [af-uh-riz-mat-ik], /ˌæf ə rɪzˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use aphorism in a sentence
Contrary to what the current culture of “hacks,” quick fixes, and aphorisms like move fast and break things would have you think, progress is often slow, and that’s okay.The Secret to Success? Mastering the Art of Patience|Brad Stulberg|September 8, 2021|Time
Over the rest of his life, the list — a mixture of proverbs, aphorisms, jokes and clever quotations — grew into a lengthy compendium known as “Rumsfeld’s Rules.”Donald H. Rumsfeld, influential but controversial Bush defense secretary, dies at 88|Bradley Graham|June 30, 2021|Washington Post
As an oft-quoted statistical aphorism goes, “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”All together now: the most trustworthy covid-19 model is an ensemble|Siobhan Roberts|May 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
An American football coach tasked with running a British Premier League soccer team, Ted meets fans and players’ jeers with can-do aphorisms and basic human decency.The New Class of Comfort TV: 16 Shows to Watch When You Run Out of Friends and The Office|Eliana Dockterman|February 10, 2021|Time
He’s in his late 70s so he often speaks in aphorisms straight out of Mayberry USA.
We must disabuse ourselves of this perhaps half-ironic but still telling aphorism.
He left the crowd with a Greek aphorism—“to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”
Thus my aphorism of the week: trying to contain damage only does more damage.
He defines Dynamic Inaction with one pithy aphorism: “When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.”When In Doubt, Mumble—Dynamic Inaction May Be Our Best Hope|Joe McLean|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He utters the aphorism in immaculate French, and judging from an overheard phone call, his Italian is almost as good.
The well-worn aphorism of the Frenchman, “History repeats itself,” was about to assert itself.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Part of the first aphorism of Hippocrates is—Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
"Hit's the pore house fer a cow hand," was his terse aphorism on the subject, and Landy had never seen a "fitten" poor house.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Paragraphs sometimes close with a shorter statement of the proposition, a sort of aphorism or epigram.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
For each or either of these extra-scriptural Articles of Faith the preceding Aphorism supplies a safe criterion.Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
British Dictionary definitions for aphorism
Derived forms of aphorismaphorist, noun
Word Origin for aphorism
Cultural definitions for aphorism
A concise and often witty statement of wisdom or opinion, such as “Children should be seen and not heard,” or “People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.”