Aphorism


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Apr 14 2019 20

Aphorism is a noun that means a short observation that contains a general truth. 

Our word of the day comes to us directly from Ancient Greek. It may help to think of an aphorism as something you might hear from a wise ancient philosopher. 

I’m always encouraged when my daughter asks questions. After all, according to Socrates’ lovely aphorism, ‘wonder is the beginning of wisdom.’