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synonyms for aphorism

  • adage
  • axiom
  • dictum
  • maxim
  • proverb
  • apothegm
  • moral
  • precept
  • rule
  • saw
  • saying
  • truism
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Contrary to what the current culture of “hacks,” quick fixes, and aphorisms like move fast and break things would have you think, progress is often slow, and that’s okay.
THE SECRET TO SUCCESS? MASTERING THE ART OF PATIENCEBRAD STULBERGSEPTEMBER 8, 2021TIME
Over the rest of his life, the list — a mixture of proverbs, aphorisms, jokes and clever quotations — grew into a lengthy compendium known as “Rumsfeld’s Rules.”
DONALD H. RUMSFELD, INFLUENTIAL BUT CONTROVERSIAL BUSH DEFENSE SECRETARY, DIES AT 88BRADLEY GRAHAMJUNE 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As an oft-quoted statistical aphorism goes, “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”
ALL TOGETHER NOW: THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY COVID-19 MODEL IS AN ENSEMBLESIOBHAN ROBERTSMAY 28, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
An American football coach tasked with running a British Premier League soccer team, Ted meets fans and players’ jeers with can-do aphorisms and basic human decency.
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He’s in his late 70s so he often speaks in aphorisms straight out of Mayberry USA.
JOE BIDEN APPEALED TO 2 DIFFERENT AUDIENCES IN HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH – 2 EXPERTS DISCUSS WHICH PUNCHES LANDEDLGBTQ-EDITORAUGUST 22, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The well-worn aphorism of the Frenchman, “History repeats itself,” was about to assert itself.
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Part of the first aphorism of Hippocrates is—Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
"Hit's the pore house fer a cow hand," was his terse aphorism on the subject, and Landy had never seen a "fitten" poor house.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Paragraphs sometimes close with a shorter statement of the proposition, a sort of aphorism or epigram.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
For each or either of these extra-scriptural Articles of Faith the preceding Aphorism supplies a safe criterion.
AIDS TO REFLECTIONSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
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WORDS RELATED TO APHORISM

  • aphorism
  • apothegm
  • axiom
  • byword
  • dictum
  • maxim
  • motto
  • precept
  • saw
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