Aphorism

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1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humour you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Stroke a cat and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. - for example, it could be the right number.

13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap

15. Be careful about reading the fine print there's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realise that, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?

18. Money can't buy happiness but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Ford.

19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you're probably dead.

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind and the ones that mind don't matter.

21. Life isn't tied with a bow but it's still a gift.

And REMEMBER....

"POLITICIANS AND NAPPIES SHOULD BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 01:08
The last one

The last one is hahahahahaha.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:23
thanx man!

thanx man!

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/24/2014 - 06:29
AP Language and Composition

"Jim Rockford is best pony" is clearly a metaphor, but it is also an aphorism because it is a general truth. Jesus or Scuba?. . . . . . . . . . . =mind blown

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 02:16
NEED HELP

is anaphora the same as aphorism.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 01:44
no, anaphora is when the

no, anaphora is when the begin of a line is the same in poetry

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 15:31
no

anaphora is the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
e.g. Martin Luther King Jr's speech "I have a dream"

in short, anaphora is repetition, aphorism is an insightful saying. :)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 13:41
another definition

Aphorism: a short memorable statement

Example- anyone who wants to be famous in Canada must first become famouse somewhere else.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 05:08
Cliche

It just seems like the site uses "aphorism" instead of "cliche" to express the same idea. Maybe it's the whole "underlying term of authority" thing, like "my way or the highway."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 03:25
Re: Cliche

Maybe it's just that those often used aphorisms become cliches.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 21:04
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Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 21:25
Better example of this device

The line between clche and aphorism is a little hazy to me too. But I don't think the example here is quite right. How about:

Upon seeing the shoddy work done by the employee, the boss told him that anything worth doing, is worth doing well.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:02
Excellent Example

I think that is a much better example than the one provided above. "...shape up, or ship out," is cute, but yours expresses a universally accepted truism.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 21:03
The site and this page

This was very helpful, I am in 11th grade an in a Ap comp class were having to annotate columns and I cannot tell you how much easier it is now.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 04:22
Uhm

HI ! lol te he 12

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 00:53
Hum...

How is this different from Cliche? and why? (or are they synonyms)...

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 20:30
response

While aphorisms are statements of agreed truth, cliches are anything overused to the point of its meaning being nearly lost.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 03:54
i need an example with the

i need an example with the person who said, like the specific person who said it as if it is a well known quote, mainly because i am using this definition along with others and need a good example for literary definitions.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/26/2011 - 23:11
i like it!

i like it!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 05:36
yeah same

yeah same !

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 00:54

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