Aphorism Quotes

An aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experience

Francis Herbert Bradley

The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.

Mason Cooley

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.

Paul Eldridge

The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of "eternity"; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The history of Western science confirms the aphorism that the great menace to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

An aphorism is a generalization of sorts, and our present-day writers seem more at home with the particular.

Anatole Broyard

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