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The Art of Manliness (my go-to place for classic wisdom on the Web) recent posted 20 aphorisms, abhored (or ignored) in youth, but appreciated as I got older.  (Sometimes)

An aphorism is a short, pithy statement that conveys a principle or contains a pearl of wisdom. Part of what makes them so powerful is that they can stand on their own without context; as the philologist Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel put it, “An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.”


Here is one.  CLICK on it to link to the remaining 19.

be kindI always thought it should end in rewind.  Obviously, I’m old.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “APHORISMS

  1. I always liked:
    “Give a man fire and you keep him warm for a day. Set him on fire and you’ll keep him warm the rest of his life.”

    Posted by KM | February 23, 2014, 8:12 am
  2. I went and read the whole post. I would just say, good advice for all, not just men. 😉

    One of my favorite aphorisms that he did not include is: “Notoriety is not fame.”

    Posted by Tomi | February 23, 2014, 8:59 am

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