is from a Greek word and means to define. It is generally a one-liner
used tersely to convey a perspective in a way that once bitten by it
you are seldom likely to forget it in a hurry.
Hippocrates was the first to use them to improve a way to remember symptoms to cure diseases. Later others started using them in their work. Usage of Aphorism comes from experience.
The first aphorism used by him runs as follows: --"Life is short, art is long, opportunity fugitive, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult: it is necessary not only to do oneself what is right, but also to be seconded by the patient, by those who attend him, by external circumstances."
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