• WordNet 3.6
    • v aphorize speak or write in aphorisms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Aphorize To make aphorisms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aphorize To utter aphorisms; write or speak in aphorisms; especially, make an excessive use of aphorisms.
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  • Francis 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    “There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.”
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    “An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “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.”


In literature:

Consequently it is quite inappropriate, in consequence to apply this aphorism to God and his works.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Paragraphs sometimes close with a shorter statement of the proposition, a sort of aphorism or epigram.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
But this profound aphorism is not the only one to which the political architect should give heed.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The celebrated aphorism, like many others, was forged later.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
And what was the aphorism, Uncle John?
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
POETIC LACON; or, Aphorisms for the poets.
"Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
It is the aphorism of the index-maker, certainly not of the great master of inductive philosophy.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
But we must not make any stipulations with time, or trust in aphorisms.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
It was a pet aphorism between O'Connor and him that they had often traveled to success on the backs of their hunches.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
All the moral aphorisms in the world will not help a boy to be honest if he is at the same time unfitted for his station in life.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst

In poetry:

The flabby wine-skin of his brain
Yields to some pathologic strain,
And voids from its unstored abysm
The driblet of an aphorism.
"The Mad Philosopher" by Ambrose Bierce
The more proud nature bears a legal sway,
The more should preachers bend the gospel-way:
Oft in the church arise destructive schisms
From anti-evangelic aphorisms;
A legal spirit may be justly nam'd
The fertile womb of ev'ry error damn'd.
"The Believer's Espousals : Chapter V." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

That comics aphorism usually describes Hulk, last seen stealing the spotlight in Joss Whedon's The Avengers blockbuster.
Proverbs, aphorisms, sayings, maxims and adages mean essentially the same thing.
" I would add to this aphorism another one: "The plural of anecdote is data.
Professor Burnyeat reads Heraclitus as a poet whose aphorisms evoke the paradoxical qualities of the human condition.
The aphorism "a hen is merely an egg's way of making another egg" embodies one of the most fundamental truths in biology.
Among my odd hobbies, I'm a collector of aphorisms, and a bit of an aphorist myself.
) that have used Nietzsche 's aphorism over the years, just sitting there awaiting a lawsuit.
Some aphorisms evolve with changing times, but more often they get stuck in time.
Rahm Emanuel's one enduring contribution to political theory is his oft-quoted aphorism that a crisis is too important to be wasted.
Wise words pour forth from Chris Smither — observations and aphorisms, similes and internal rhymes, run-on sentences and concise quips, all in a conversational flow.
There is an old business aphorism, "you can't manage what you can't measure".
The aphorism "Know Thyself" is inscribed into the walls of the temple of Apollo at Delphi Greece as a warning to those who overestimate their abilities.
If the recent political era has taught us anything, it has reiterated the enduring truth of George Santayana's aphorism about memory and duplication.
': The History of the Innovator's Aphorism.
For those who want to see the "future that has already happened" (to paraphrase my favorite Peter Drucker aphorism), I recommend reading three illuminating reports.

In science:

I am in these matters very conscious of my favorite aphorism of Niels Bohr. He cautioned us not to speak-or write-more clearly than we think.
A Quantum Past
Nowadays, most physicists would agree on the statement that information is physical (Rolf Landauer’s aphorism).
Emergence from Symmetry: A New Type of Cellular Automata
If we follow Wittgenstein’s aphorism that “meaning is use”, then R EMs such as KAO S, Tropos, Formal Tropos, Techne, along with all those cited in this paper are limited, since they use pre-existing logics which disregard these sorts defined by the Ontology of the R EM .
Requirements Engineering Methods: A Classification Framework and Research Challenges