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  1. Aphorisms

    An aphorism (from Greek ἀφορισμός: aphorismos, denoting 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. Aphorisms are often handed down by tradition from generation to generation. The concept is generally distinct from those of an adage, brocard, chiasmus, epigram, maxim (legal or philosophical), principle, proverb, and saying; although some of these concepts may be construed as types of aphorism. Often, aphorisms are distinguished from other short sayings by the need for interpretation to make sense of them.


  1. Aphorisms

    Aphorisms is an EP by post-rock band Red Sparowes, released on Amazon.com as a digital download on July 9, 2008. It was also released a few days later on iTunes. The EP was released on 12" vinyl in November 2009 via Sargent House.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphorisms in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphorisms in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aphorisms in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.

  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.

  3. F. H. Bradley:

    Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.

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