Apothegm

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Apothegm

 

a generalized, polished, and pithy saying attributed to a specific author. Examples are “Harmony creates friendship” (Democritus), “Education develops talents but does not create them” (Voltaire), and “A lie offends the listener and debases him in the speaker’s eyes” (Chekhov). An aphorism is a type of apothegm.

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Still, if one surveys the apophthegms in the Alphabetical Collection, nearly half of those that mention it appear either among Poemen's own sayings or among sayings passed on by Poemen.
At the close of his treatise, Praktikos, Evagrius appends nine brief apophthegms about Antony, Macarius, and others.
In Prayer, Evagrius makes several statements that resonate with the value and function of the cell in the apophthegms.
While the Life of Antony and the apophthegms do not so clearly associate the sacrality of the cell with the inner recesses of the temple, there are allusions by Paul to the cell as a sacralized space because God would dwell there.
The topics covered include Homer, Simonides (the new Plataea elegy), Theognis, the `wisdom' genres of proverbs, maxims, and apophthegms, tragedy (Bacchae and Ion), the behaviour of Athenian theatre-audiences (an interesting piece by Wallace), and Aristotle's attitudes to the theatre.
The story is related not in the Lives, but in the Apophthegms.
11) My two favorite Parker apophthegms expressing his resistance to textual formalism remain "`The Text Itself': Whatever That Is" (see n.
Albeit expressed in a variety of colourful apophthegms - "customer satisfaction engineering", "creating and keeping profitable customers", "selling goods that don't come back to people that do", etc.
Borgesian apophthegms sound wonderful but often prove difficult to apply.
2 'Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume', ELN, i (1963), 84; reprinted in C.
There is also a sense in which the tenor of Johnson's life is more accurately represented by a note arranging to meet his friend, John Taylor, on a Friday than by a string of apophthegms and bons mots culled from Boswell's Life.