A terse statement of a truth or opinion; a maxim.
From the greek word aphorismos, from aphorizein, meaning "to define".
- The aphorism "less is more" is often used in design.
- He is known for his clever aphorisms.
- The book is a collection of witty aphorisms.
- The aphorism "the early bird catches the worm" emphasizes the importance of punctuality.
- The politician's speeches were full of aphorisms.