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synonyms for aphorisms

  • adage
  • axiom
  • dictum
  • maxim
  • proverb
  • apothegm
  • moral
  • precept
  • rule
  • saw
  • saying
  • truism
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How to use aphorisms in a sentence

You will stand aloof like a second Aurelius, coining austere aphorisms and mocking the weakness of your unlearned fellows.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
The first contains a series of aphorisms, while the other teaches the wisdom of life in the testament of a dying father.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Zweifel has produced several small works of aphorisms which have been very popular and have been frequently reprinted.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Even the aphorisms that were essentially humorous lose value in that degraded spelling.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
These aphorisms formed, says Littr, "a succession of propositions in juxtaposition, but not united."
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
The collection of Hippocrates's Aphorisms fills seven of the books; no medical work of antiquity can compare with these.
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
He was author of two volumes of aphorisms concerning the practice of medicine, which had at his time the greatest repute.
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
It was one of Napoleon's aphorisms that "to have the right of using nations, you must begin by serving them well."
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
When Tarr talks little essays and makes aphorisms they are often of intrinsic interest, are even unforgettable.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
One of his favourite aphorisms is the strange one, that the living are more and more governed by the dead.
AUGUST COMTE AND POSITIVISMJOHN-STUART MILL
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