An original, laconic phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought.
(obsolete) Full of meaning.
To speak or write aphorisms.
Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
A comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words; a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather than to practical matters.
‘The first aphorism of Hippocrates is, "Life is short, and the art is long."’;
Tending to use aphorisms or maxims, especially given to trite moralizing.
a short pithy instructive saying
Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.
‘How he apes his sire,Ambitiously sententious!’;
An aphorism (from Greek ἀφορισμός: aphorismos, denoting 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. They are often handed down by tradition from generation to generation.
Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.
abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing;
‘too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation’;
concise and full of meaning;
‘welcomed her pithy comments’; ‘the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams’;