An aphorism is a general truth, principle, or astute observation, and spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form, like “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”. Aphorisms are all over the place, shared, re-shared, pinned and re-pinned. I use aphorisms quite a lot, such as in my Monday Mantras – as a matter of fact this past Monday was a quote from the American aphorist Mason Cooley. Being an aphorist goes back as far as Hippocrates and literature is peppered with aphorisms.
I enjoy aphorisms and intend to keep using them and pinning them!
Namaste ~ Ella
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