Friday, March 10, 2017


Do you enjoy aphorisms? I certainly do and have quite a collection. Spoken or written, aphorism literally means “definition.” The term may have originated with Hippocrates, the Greek physician regarded as the father of modern medicine. He used aphorismos (a Greek ancestor of aphorism meaning "definition") as the title of his book outlining his principles on the diagnosis and treatment of disease. aphorisms can be defined as:

  • A pithy observation that contains a general truth
  • A statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner

From time to time I shall share some aphorisms with you from my collection. This is a favorite of mine:

  • Better to be silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt

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