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An aphorism is an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic (concise) and memorable form. I like to collect phrases that people add to the end of their mail. Sometimes things are interesting, other times they are really stupid... And you, what do you think?

  1. Stupid is as Stupid Does
  2. Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper
  3. I am not young enough to know everything
  4. Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
  5. Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious
  6. A groundless rumor often covers a lot of ground
  7. You can only be young once. But you can always be immature
  8. A man is known by the company he avoids
  9. Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day
  10. The most useless are those who never change through the years
  11. Efficiency is intelligent laziness
  12. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car
  13. Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget
  14. If you hear that everybody is buying a certain stock, ask who is selling
  15. It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety
  16. Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent
  17. I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am
  18. Silence is the virtue of fools
  19. We are all born mad. Some remain so
  20. Life is a long lesson in humility
  21. Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better
  22. God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December
  23. Never answer a critic, unless he's right
  24. Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts
  25. Don't work hard, work intelligent
  26. Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence
  27. Every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian
  28. A person is no less a slave because they are allowed to choose a new master
  29. ...

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