An aphorism (literally distinction or definition, from Greek αφοριζειν “to define”) expresses a general truth in a pithy sentence. It is a short, pointed sentence expressing a wise, clever observation, a general truth or adage.

I got these in my email today and a they seemed to make a lot of sense (Thanks Papa). Enjoy

  • The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
  • Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
  • If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
  • Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
  • A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.
  • How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
  • Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
  • Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks ?
  • Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
  • No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.
  • There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
  • There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. Like this: It could be a right number.
  • No one ever says “It’s only a game” when their team is winning.
  • I’ve reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.
  • Be careful reading the fine print. There’s no way you’re going to like it.
  • The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
  • Do you realize that in about 40 years we’ll have millions of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)
  • Money can’t buy happiness – but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.
  • After 70 if you don’t wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead.

3 thoughts on “Aphorisms”

  1. Good one, Vivek. Btw, I miss your old “slooz”-powered photo album, that was kinda cool ..

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