An original laconicphrase conveying some principle or concept of thought. (noun)
Examples of word aphorism
Code and other Laws of Cyberspace, in which he coined the aphorism "code is law" and predicted that commercialization would lead to the demise of the open Internet.
A good aphorism is the tip of an iceberg of thought.
*: The aphorism is true in its weak sense; words have no inherent meaning, so of course the meaning of a word is whatever is history has led to it being recognized as denoting.
While this quote, or aphorism, is an excellent one and contains some truth, it is not an esoteric one: that is, it does not express the complete truth about life, individuals, reality, law and evolution which the ONA seeks to express.
That aphorism from the historian John Lukacs is in the first paragraph of a brilliant article "Why Aren't Conservatives Conservationists?" found here.
Is it any wonder, under all these circumstances, that the aphorism is so absolutely correct -- that Canada is today the brightest jewel in the colonial coronet of the Empire?
You assert that the ‘teach a man to fish’ aphorism is indicative of compassion, but your ’sell a man a shoe shine kit’ example is a bag of stereotyping bigotry.
Shortly after I moved to the US from Canada - no, we aren’t all as scientifically ignorant as Byer’s, I coined the aphorism: