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Best Quotes About Aphorisms And Epigrams

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A list of the best aphorisms and epigrams quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous aphorisms and epigrams quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic aphorisms and epigrams quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself. Minna Antrim

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

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    Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth; but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.

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    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

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    An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half. Karl Kraus

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    Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams. W. Somerset Maugham

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    It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making. Susan Sontag

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    Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. Jean Rostand

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    In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    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

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    He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone. Oscar Wilde

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    He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

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    An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall. Oscar Levant

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    Epigrams succeed where epics fail.

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    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 von Schlegel

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