Aphorism Examples


An aphorism is a short, witty statement that expresses a truth. Typically, these statements are stated bluntly, and our culture generally accepts them as true because of the common sense truth expressed in them.

Examples of Aphorism:

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

If you lay down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.

A jack of all trades is a master of none.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Good things come to those who wait.

Great minds think alike.

Honesty is the best policy.

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