“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” –Anonymous
“You may not be what you think you are. But what you think, you are.” –Someone very clever.
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues are yet to be discovered.” –Emerson
“A weed is any plant that is out of place.” –Jerry Clower
An aphorism is a short pithy and memorable statement of some truth or lesson. It may or may not be funny, clever, witty, or cute. But it encapsulates a truth and someone thought it worth remembering.
Adrian Rogers loved a great aphorism and used many. This legendary pastor of Memphis’ Bellevue Baptist Church received as much acclaim for his preaching ability as it’s possible for this denomination to bestow. If you were in his audience, you felt the need to grab a pen and jot down some of his great lines. To my knowledge, he never claimed credit for creating them but rarely did he give credit. I’ve heard him say many times, “I got this from someone who got it from someone who got it from God!”