This aphorism seemed to merit a new cigar on Crane's part, so he lighted one.
When you have thoroughly digested this aphorism, you are fit to start in the world.
Pleasurably, for a moment, he considered the altruism of that aphorism.
His aphorism was, "Gentlemen, the secret of surgery is the nailbrush."
His uncle uttered an aphorism: "The throne is a board covered with velvet."