Wiktionary defines "pithy" as: "concise and meaningful." Pithy sayings aren't just profound, they're short. As in, short enough to fit on a T-shirt. Or a bumper sticker. Or a coffee mug. Short. But also meaningful. Saying something important. Words to live by, you might say. Only in an easy-to-carry form. Short. Meaningful. Pretty much the opposite of this description.

Walton

Walton
Izaak Walton (1594-1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of biographies which have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives.

Augustine

Augustine
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was bishop of Hippo Regius in the Roman province of Africa. He is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161-180 AD. He is known as one of the "five good emperors." The historian Herodian wrote, "Alone of the emperors, he gave proof of his learning not by mere words

Lincoln

Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the 16th President of the United States, and, many argue, the best of them all.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes
Demosthenes (384-322 BC) was a prominent statesman and orator of ancient Athens.

Acton

Acton
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (1834-1902), 1st Baron Acton, was an historian, politician, and writer.

Spurgeon

Spurgeon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist pastor. He has been called "the Prince of Preachers".

Aristotle

Aristotle
Aristotle (384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and tutor of Alexander the Great. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most impor

Addison

Addison
Joseph Addison (1672–1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, politician, and co-founder of The Spectator magazine.

Twain

Twain
Mark Twain (1835–1910), whose real name was Samuel Clemens, was an author and lecturer. His most famous works were Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in

Grenfell

Grenfell
Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865–1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador with The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

Chesterton

Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) is best known for his "Father Brown" detective stories, respected for his non-fiction works, and admired for his wit.


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