Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
What aphorists notice is as old as humanity, unless it dates to better times, which are rarely ours.
So that others will turn out to have failed to notice, or failed to admit, never claim to have discovered anything new.
Make anxieties routine.
Confirm an anxiety.
Say what someone would really mean.
Talk bad about the boss behind his back.
Imagine why an underling would say it.
Make doubts hinge on the adjective 'true'.
Impugn concealment; or wonder how we would ever get by without it.