Aphorisms – Letter L

–  Aphorisms – Letter L  –

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.



  • “A Little Bit (of something) Goes A Long Way.” – This Aphorism can also be classified as an Interjection and a Saying, and is used to mean that “something” (friendliness/respect/courtesy/LSD) 😀 demonstrated or given to another will yield great results/benefit/usefulness/etc. in comparison to what is “invested” (or ingested) ;)…  For example:  If a person wants to gain favor with another person, it has often been demonstrated that, “a little bit of” courtesy and respect “will go a long way” towards making that person demonstrate the same in return.  And, as far as some “thing”…  if one was at a party, and was passed a joint (only in countries where that sort of thing is legal, of course) 😉 and the person passing it said,

“Be careful.  “A little bit goes a long way”

…Then it could be interpreted as meaning that the contents of the joint were very powerful and it would not take very much to produce the desired or expected result.  –  (Notice also that when it is understood what the “thing” is, it is not necessary to say the name of the “thing”.)  –   Read the Full Post Here

  • “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)  –   Read the Full Post Here

  • “Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining This Idiomatic Aphorism can also be classified as an Interjection, a Proverb, and a Saying, to express that…  every “bad” or un-pleasant situation has an aspect of something beneficial or advantageous.  This phrase is usually used to describe a situation which is happening or has already happened – or as a reminder to someone who is experiencing (or is about to experience) an un-pleasant situation – so that the person can perceive the circumstances with a more optimistic attitude.  –   Read the Full Post Here

  • “The Best Revenge Is Living Well” – This is an Aphorism a Saying, and a Proverb which can also be used as an Interjection to express that one should not think about getting “revenge” against someone, but instead to “live well”  –  To find out more, read the whole blog post.  –   Read Full Post Here

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