Topic 54  24 August 2018  What Do These Aphorisms Mean? Do You Agree With Them? Think of a Reply.


1. "A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" [Oscar Wilde]

2. "Life expands or shrinks in proportion to our courage" [Anais Nin]

3. “You can’t be the great society if it’s easy to get guns and hard to get healthcare”, I told him. He didn’t like me much after that (we split the bill)". [Rebecca Huntley, describing a dating experience ]

4. "If you don't control your mind, someone else will." [John Allston]

5. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." [Edmunde Burke]

6. "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life." [Sandra Carey]

7. "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." [Chinese proverb]

8. "Two things are infinite: The universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." [Albert Einstein]

9. "Millions long for immortality but do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." [Susan Ertz ]

10. "People will spend far more time and effort focussing on something trivial that they do understand than something complicated that they don’t understand". [Parkinson's Law of Triviality]

11. "In an organization every employee will rise or get promoted to his or her level of incompetence". - The Peter Principle [ Laurence J. Peter]


54. What Do These Aphorisms Mean? Do You Agree With Them? Think of a Reply ©Thor May 2018