Aphorism

Definition of Aphorism

Aph´o`rism
n.1.A comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words; a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather than to practical matters.
The first aphorism of Hippocrates is, "Life is short, and the art is long."
- Fleming.

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