– Aphorisms – Letter A –
An alphabetically arranged collection of common and not-so-common Aphorisms in English. Many Aphorisms (commonly referred to as known as “Sayings”) have slightly different forms and interpretations, depending on region, back-ground, and who is saying them, the ones here are listed in the most commonly used forms or where added by request.
- “Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure” – This Aphorism can also be classified as an Interjection, a Proverb, or a Saying, which is used to mean that: if one does something quickly and without caring about the quality or outcome (to act in haste), then he or she will feel very bad or entirely un-satisfied about it later (repent in leisure) and will most likely have to do “it” over. – (See Also: “Haste Makes Waste“) –
- “All Things In Moderation” – This Aphorism can also be classified as an Interjection, a Proverb, or a Saying, which is used as advice to imply that: One should never over-do anything. That those things which are not considered “bad”, when over-done, can become harmful, and that even those things which are often considered “bad” for us, aren’t so “bad” in moderate quantities…
- “When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens” – This Idiomatic Aphorism can also be classified as an Interjection, a Proverb, and a Saying, and implies that… when one opportunity or situation (“door”) ends or is no longer available (“closes”) – then there is, almost always, another situation or opportunity (“door”) which is, or soon becomes, available (“opens”). As an Interjection, this phrase is used in order to “cheer up” someone who is upset about the loss of some opportunity. –
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