What is aphorism?

aphorism meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
A very concise sentence or statement (“nugget”) that expresses, in a memorable and pointed way, a universally recognized truth or principle, for example, “Well begun is half done.” Aphorisms published in collections are usually shelved in the reference section of a library (example: Oxford Book of Aphorisms). Synonymous with maxim.  


reference: ABC-CLIO