These are but "apophthegms" too trivial, it may be thought, to find a place in history.
Yahya, who died on March 30, 872, had a very graceful turn for apophthegms.
These apophthegms are brief and unelaborate but indisputable.
I could give half a dozen instances from his Apophthegms only.
Such sententious remarks as “Knowledge is Power” are apophthegms.
But his brief witticisms and his short anecdotes and apophthegms hardly admit a rival.
People seem to think that a few Polonius-like apophthegms delivered at such a time may be of great importance.
Brevity is an essential: that is, we apply the term proverb to nothing but apophthegms.
The results of these new reflections grew into fixed rules, into proverbs and apophthegms.
The main point was that Doctor Ueberbein's doctrines and apophthegms were so exceptionally supported by his personality.