apothegm


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Although many would identify Jesus as the originator of this apothegm, it does in fact predate him.
They quote Thomas Henry Huxley's apothegm that "the great tragedy of Science" is "the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
While researching for an interview, the only stupid question is the one you don't ask, according to a well-known apothegm.
IT'S REALLY HARD TO KNOW which aphorism, adage or apothegm that passes for common wisdom is guiding the bailout efforts of the benighted Bush administration.
The late Jean De Reszke, probably the most eminent Wagnerian tenor of the past fifty years, gave this apothegm to his friend Dr.
McLuhan's apothegm here is normative: The medium is the message.
There is something more, something that separates these works from traditional horror; to paraphrase a Taoist apothegm, horror that says it's horror is not transcendental horror.
Veluti in speculum: utile et dulce' is not easy to translate; only in Latin does it work as an apothegm.
An ingenious interpretation that turns this apothegm upside down is accomplished by a slight change of pronunciation.
Moreover, assuming an actual inscription on the urn would require a severing of the brief apothegm from the comment "that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know," which can hardly be meant to crowd the urn's surface in addition.