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Aphorisms And Epigrams Quotes

Oscar Wilde
He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.
Oscar Wilde
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Oscar Levant
An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.
Oscar Levant
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Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth; but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.
Lord Chesterfield
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Susan Sontag
It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making.
Susan Sontag
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An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
Minna Antrim
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An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
Karl Kraus
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Samuel Coleridge,
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
Samuel Coleridge,
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He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
Thomas B. Macaulay
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W. Somerset Maugham
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
W. Somerset Maugham
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Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
Persian Proverbs
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