My take on apothegms
is that they are perceived to communicate what MBAs call "the value proposition," but the precise meaning of a value proposition is fuzzy.
there examined does not require that the legislative,
An ingenious interpretation that turns this apothegm
upside down is accomplished by a slight change of pronunciation.
Moreover, assuming an actual inscription on the urn would require a severing of the brief apothegm
from the comment "that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know," which can hardly be meant to crowd the urn's surface in addition.
A Mystic Garden is a slim book of meditations and apothegm
about a year in a garden, with the four seasons serving as metaphors for life.
, "poetry no longer imposes itself, it exposes itself," could have come straight out of Braque's notebook.
And take a small further pleasure in the fact that the originator of so trenchant an apothegm
("for the law to be known .
28) </pre> <p>It is easy, as Bill notes, to dismiss this dictum as a reductive apothegm
written by an "unremarkable" justice.
In Two Sisters, Vidal approvingly quotes the apothegm
of "our country's first serious novelist," Nathaniel Hawthorne: "'The United States are fit for many purposes but not to live in.
It has been so frequently said by the courts as to have become a legal apothegm
, that courts are not concerned with the mere wisdom or policy of regulatory statutes in the exercise of the police power.
Whether adage, aphorism, apothegm
or axiom, it contains a nugget of wisdom, expressed incisively and memorably.
familiar common-law apothegm
, sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas (so