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What does aphorism mean?

An aphorism is a brief statement of a fundamental truth. For  example, Benjamin Franklin once printed that, "Early to bed and  early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, an (MORE)

What are the aphorisms on the wall of the study room of the library in Harvard University?

The list at the bottom, submitted by a previous visitor, is the widely circulated "broken English" version of the so-called "Harvard University Motto." In fact it is not. ANY (MORE)

What are some aphorisms in thomas paine's the crisis No 1?

"These are the times that try men's souls." "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" "the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph" Those are a few I' (MORE)

Where did the aphorism 'three can keep a secret if two of them are dead' originate?

Benjamin Franklin, in "Poor Richard's Almanac" and it means that you can trust no one but your self with your own secret...so tell nobody -------------- In volume four o (MORE)

What are Ben Franklin's aphorisms?

TEMPERANCE. | Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. / 2. SILENCE. | Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. / 3. ORDER. | (MORE)

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead is one of Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorisms What do you suppose he meant by this particular aphorism?

What he meant was the only true way to keep something secret is to  trust it to only yourself. Just as the three shared trust enough  for the secret, they also individually (MORE)