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Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946) was an essayist and came up with a bunch of aphorisms and epigrams. I don't know what those are, but I want 'em.

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I don't know what those are either, but maybe I could interest you in some apothegms and gnomes instead?

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

"In my day, rings went on dames' fingers and a geetar was used to make something we liked to call 'music'! And we liked it!"

"what's a geetar, grandpa?"

Mike P.:

What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole;
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Nice, Mike.

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