Aphorism (an example of aphorism)                

Aphorisms are short, pithy statements—truisms that contain wisdom and advice. It’s impossible to imagine a world without the aphorism. Aphorisms are hallmark of great writers and thinkers, including Aristotle, Confucius, Machiavelli and Socrates.


The sentences given below are best best example of aphorism.

  1. We must trust ourselves before we can have faith in others. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  2. The dog learned to bark when it was a puppy, and now it does not know how to stop.
  3. Being happy is the best revenge.
  4. Instruction should, first of all, teach us how to form clear conceptions and how to put these in words. (George Boole)
  5. The price is high because the quality of the product is good.
  6. This house has remained a landmark in our community since it was built.
  7. The best reason to do something is that it’s fun.
  8. Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
  9. Life is full of surprises, and the future belongs to those who believe in miracles.
  10. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” —Dr. Seuss
  11. She broke her leg while learning to ski but took it in stride, just like she always recovered from injury.
  12. The early bird catches the worm. Speak softly and carry a big stick.
  13. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
  14. Life is a great big canvas; you should throw all the paint on it.
  15. Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come”, Victor Hugo.
  16. Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
  17. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
  18. A word to the wise is enough.
  19. Practice makes perfect.
  20. Time is money.
  21. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand, walk, run, climb, and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
  22. The secret of success is to do the everyday things uncommonly well -Theodore Roosevelt.
  23. I’ve just found 10 000 ways that won’t work.-Thomas Edison
  24. Take care that you do not get lost in the world of words.
  25. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
  26. If you have nothing to say, what is the use of writing?
  27. You are what you eat.”
  28. Better safe than sorry.
  29. All good things come to he who waits.
  30. If you see a fork in the road, take it.
  31. It takes a lot of courage to stand our ground, but even more to move out of our comfort zone.
  32. One man’s food is another man’s poison” means that different things appeal to different people, so when dealing with others, it’s best to avoid generalizations.
  33. Some people were born to do something; others have it thrust upon them.
  34. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and the end of human existence.
  35. Her eyes are like the sun, and her voice is like the ocean. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
  36. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
  37. The one who waits will be rewarded.
  38. Life can be understood through aphorism as a glass of water can only reflect the sky.
  39. I should have no occasion for two with a man of my mind.
  40. He who laughs last laughs best.
  41. The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one great thing. -Old Greek saying.
  42. Be careful with your words; they create people’s lives.
  43. I made a fool of myself at the interview – I didn’t even get in the door.
  44. You can’t tell a book by its cover.
  45. If you love me, let me go; if I return, which I will do, you will be the proudest man in the world.
  46. It is easy to make a threat, but it’s hard to carry one out.
  47. Stop worrying; everything will be okay.
  48. Out of sight, out of mind.
  49. Love conquers all things.
  50. The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched; they must be felt with the heart.
  51. There is no great genius without some tincture of madness.
  52. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
  53. I have now; I need no longer strive for perfection.
  54. It is not the same thing to be born with a talent as to be born with an inclination of the soul towards this or that art.
  55. The practice of virtue is difficult at first, but it becomes easier when it has been continued for some time.

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