“An APHORISM is a short pithy or terse saying expressing or embodying a general truth; a maxim; an astute observation.”
Power tends to corrupt . . . absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried . . . nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Fools rush in . . . where angels fear to tread.
An ounce of prevention . . . is worth a pound of cure.
Better safe . . . than sorry.
Measure twice . . . cut once.
The devil you know . . . is worse than the devil you don’t.
The love of money . . . is the root of all evil.
If the gold rusts . . . what will the iron do?
Time and tide . . . wait for no man.
Neither a borrower . . . nor a lender be.
Keep your friends close . . . and your enemies closer.
The early bird . . . gets the worm.
De gustibus . . . non disputandum est.
Ignorance is bliss . . . where tis folly to be wise.
What goes around . . . comes around.
[All] good things . . . come to those who wait.
You get what you deserve . . . deserve what you get.
Never look a gift-horse . . . in the mouth.
Nihil . . . ex nihilo fit.
A rolling stone . . . gathers no moss.
Beware the green-eyed monster . . . jealousy.
Hell hath no fury . . . like a woman scorned.
Haste . . . makes waste.
Birds of a feather . . . flock together.
Familiarity . . . breeds contempt.
Waste not . . . want not.
Absence makes the heart . . . grow fonder.
Spare the rod . . . spoil the child.
Don’t throw the baby out . . . with the bathwater.
Bonum ex integra causa . . . malum ex quocumque defectu.
Stick and stones may break my bones . . . but names will never hurt me.
A bird in the hand . . . is worth two in the bush.
The enemy of my enemy . . . is my friend.
[Ed. note: in 2016: Sometimes the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.]