Top 10 similar words or synonyms for aphorism

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Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for aphorism

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Aphorism An aphorism is spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form.
Aphorism The term was first used in the "" of Hippocrates. The oft-cited first sentence of this work (see Ars longa, vita brevis) is:
Aphorism The term was later applied to maxims of physical science, then statements of all kinds of philosophical, moral, or literary principles. In modern usage, an aphorism is generally understood to be a concise statement containing a subjective truth or observation, cleverly and pithily written.
Aphorism Aphoristic collections, sometimes known as wisdom literature, have a prominent place in the canons of several ancient societies, such as the Sutra literature of India, the Biblical Ecclesiastes, Islamic Hadith, The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, Hesiod's "Works and Days", the Delphic maxims, and Epictetus' Handbook. Aphoristic collections also make up an important part of the work of some modern authors. A 1559 oil–on–oak-panel painting, "Netherlandish Proverbs" (also called "The Blue Cloak" or "The Topsy Turvy World") by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, artfully depicts a land populated with literal renditions of Flemish aphorisms (proverbs) of the day.
Aphorism Two influential collections of aphorisms published in the twentieth century were "The Uncombed Thoughts" by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (in Polish), and "Itch of Wisdom" by Mikhail Turovsky (in Russian and English).
Aphorism The aphoristic genre developed together with literacy, and after the invention of printing, aphorisms were collected and published in book form. The first noted published collection of aphorisms is "Adagia" by Erasmus of Rotterdam. Other important early aphorists were Baltasar Gracián, François de La Rochefoucauld and Blaise Pascal.
Aphorism Many societies have traditional sages or culture heroes to whom aphorisms are commonly attributed, such as the Seven Sages of Greece, Confucius or King Solomon.
Aphorism An aphorism (from Greek ἀφορισμός: "aphorismos", "delimitation", "distinction", "definition") can be a terse saying, expressing a general truth or principle, or it can be an astute observation.
Aphorism Misquoted or misadvised aphorisms are frequently used as a source of humour; for instance, wordplays of aphorisms appear in the works of P. G. Wodehouse, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. Aphorisms being misquoted by sports players, coaches, and commentators form the basis of Private Eye's Colemanballs section.
YOLO (aphorism) Similar phrases have been in use for more than a century, including these: