Aphorism (noun)

A terse statement of a truth or opinion; a maxim.


From the greek word aphorismos, from aphorizein, meaning "to define".


  1. The aphorism "less is more" is often used in design.
  2. He is known for his clever aphorisms.
  3. The book is a collection of witty aphorisms.
  4. The aphorism "the early bird catches the worm" emphasizes the importance of punctuality.
  5. The politician's speeches were full of aphorisms.
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