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Oxford Book of Aphorisms

John Gross

An aphorism is "a short pithy statement or maxim," but beneath this definition lies a wealth of wit and insight to which neither the word nor a brief description can do justice.This anthology demonstrates just how rewarding an art form the aphorism can be, and just how brilliantly the aphorist can illuminate the hidden truth, or lay bare the ironie...
Publish Date
2003
April 23
First Published in 1983
Goodreads rating
4.35
ISBN
9780192804563
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I love. It's just the most well-edited, brilliant one-liners from history and you can spend hours on a page or you can just flip through it.      source