aphorist :

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  • n  someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms

  • And as the aphorist Publilius Syrus wrote a couple thousand years ago, "A good reputation is more valuable than money.
  • He was not a great aphorist, but he had a genius for the deceptively homey metaphor (the book abounds with pennies, trains, mousetraps, pianos) and the extended polemical line that .
  • The novelist or essayist is a careful householder, hoarding his resources; the aphorist tosses his shiny gold coins on the floor, seeking neither to save nor to order them.

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