Derek Smith said:
I can't help thinking that if god wanted us to worship him, he'd have existed.
Just for that gem I've gone and bought your book.well, I was buying it anyway
I had a chief inspector who was always using aphorisms and had a whole load of them in his office, all courtesy of his new laser printer. He used them as fact rather than opinion so I did one, stuck it on the wall and it remained there until he moved on after some months. It read:
I love aphorisms: they give all the appearance of wisdom without any of that tedious thinking.
It showed that they were there for others, not him.
That said, I like aphorisms as well and, as above, use them a lot but mainly for humour.
My dad was instructing me on car maintenance when a ring spanner slipped and I caught my little finger on the generator. He smiled and said: A little bit of pain never hurt anyone. He took over, the spanner slipped and he put his fist into the radiator. There was loads of blood and you could tell that it hurt at least as much as it looked like it did.
I was tempted to repeat his clever aphorism but he said: Keep your mouth shut if you want me to buy you a new radiator.