An aphorism is a short, witty statement that expresses a truth. Typically, these statements are stated bluntly, and our culture generally accepts them as true because of the common sense truth expressed in them.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
If you lay down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.
A jack of all trades is a master of none.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Good things come to those who wait.
Great minds think alike.
Honesty is the best policy.
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