"The Good Lord is subtle, but he is not malicious," runs one of Einstein's oft-cited apothegms
. Einstein's attitude toward religion is likewise subtle.
to biological functions, have been hoary apothegms
Blake then proceeded to undermine its authority in a series of aphorisms and apothegms
of his own making, beginning with the title.
It abounds in apothegms
and compressed thoughts that cleave to the memory.
(124) Eyre Crowe ruefully noted Wilhelm's proclivity towards "Imperial apothegms
," and Grey's private secretary, William Tyrrell, spoke for many in the diplomatic service when he summed up the Kaiser as "a man of words -- a truly modern Emperor: in fact the Winston of Germany." (125)
147) and such apothegms
as "Who writes well writes what he will; who writes ill writes what he must" (p.
Armand Singer notes that Azorin expands the treatment of Tomas's early life and also his final phase in Flanders, and "the apothegms
that made up over half of the earlier book are simply omitted" ("Literary Progeny" 63-64, and 68, 70).
The collections of short stories, maxims, and apothegms
here presented do not read as written documents but as spoken exchanges abounding in dynamism and conversational energy.
Some prosaic apothegms
, traditionally associated with one or another of the sages, include: "Measure is best" (Cleobulus), "Know thyself" (Chilo), and "Nothing too much" (Solon), appeared on the wall at Delphi; "Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage" (Periander); "Every one of you hath his particular plague, and my wife is mine; and he is very happy who hath this only" (Pittacus); "Power reveals the man" (Bias); "Poets tell m any lies" (Solon); "Until he is dead, do not yet call a man happy, but only lucky" (Solon).
The book is so full of brilliant insights and apothegms
that I used up almost an entire sheaf of Post-its while reading it and this brief review can do no more than whet your appetite for perhaps the most interesting book about software you'll ever read.
Perhaps I mean a lack of ambition or to willingly be knocked flat and accept the licking." These redoubtable apothegms
do not exist in drafts of this letter in the typescripts of Beer's book, and the letter is a demonstrable fabrication; it was written by Thomas Beer, not Stephen Crane.
The anecdote in question is to be found in Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades (one of his Parallel Lives of Greeks and Romans), Chapter 9, and it is repeated in slightly different words in an essay from the Moralia, 'Apothegms
of Kings and Commanders' (Mor.