Originally Posted by j. d. worthington
RAH was very good at creating aphorisms.
Again my lack of education is exposed...had to look up aphorisms.
Aphorism: a term used to describe a principle expressed tersely in a few telling words or any general truth expressed in a short and pithy sentence (now I've got to look up pithy), in such a way that when once heard it is unlikely to pass from memory.
Pithy: Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief
These definitions brought a few to mind that ran into my head during other threads....when I was talking about failed introductions of Heinlein to some friends (this one has always been one of my favourites) Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig
...when I was talking about being 10 yrs into my personal goals and plans and my own commandments... In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
...and I'll throw one more out there that I think is "pithier" (such a word exist?) than most... Do steers sign treaties with meat packers?
I can feel myself stretching while reading your comments and links and processing them...I am sincerely grateful Prof. Worthington! One little impish comment from the back of the class...after presenting aphorism does your posting meet the definition?