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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.

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7 Jan '13 12:09:40 PM

What aphorists notice is as old as humanity, unless it dates to better times, which are rarely ours.

7 Jan '13 12:06:44 PM

So that others will turn out to have failed to notice, or failed to admit, never claim to have discovered anything new.

7 Jan '13 12:02:17 PM

Make anxieties routine.

7 Jan '13 12:00:51 PM

Confirm an anxiety.

7 Jan '13 12:00:06 PM

Say what someone would really mean.

7 Jan '13 11:58:58 AM

Talk bad about the boss behind his back.

7 Jan '13 11:57:49 AM

Imagine why an underling would say it.

7 Jan '13 11:56:14 AM

Make doubts hinge on the adjective 'true'.

7 Jan '13 11:55:05 AM

Impugn concealment; or wonder how we would ever get by without it.