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Friday, 20 May 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Aphorism

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Aphorism: noun - Any precept or observation expressed pithily, a maxim; concise statement of scientific principle.

‘Dorothy Parker’s use of aphorisms was legendary.’

Some aphorisms, as examples:

Lost time is never found again.’ Benjamin Franklin
‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Money, like knowledge and muck, is most effective when well spread.’ Stuart Aken (I know; but it had to be said.) 

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