I remembered this apothegm of Jane's, which sounded well, and fitted in nicely just here.
An apothegm is a terse statement of what is plain or easily proved.
That a style of this kind should be rich in apothegm is not surprising.
But the truth of this apothegm was not sustained in the present instance.
It has been an apothegm these five thousand years, that toil sweetens the bread it earns.
Let me die upon this apothegm, for I shall never make a truer one.
This apothegm is based upon reason, justice and sound philosophy.
The trouble with Riderhood's apothegm is that it supplies an endless excuse for not doing it.
There was the resplendent 'Judgment in Heaven,' with the trenchant Elizabethan apothegm of its epilogue.
With this apothegm from the storehouse of her lately acquired wisdom, she passed to the next paragraph.