" aphorism
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An aphorism (from Greek ἀφορισμός aphorismos, “delimitation”) is an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic (concise) and memorable form.Aphorism literally means a “distinction” or “definition”. The term was first used in the Aphorisms of Hippocrates. The oft-cited first sentence of this work is:

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult.