An aphorism is a short statement that conveys some kind of truth. Nietzsche is known for his frequent use of aphorism, irony, and other literary elements.
Aphorism Term Timeline in Twilight of the Idols
The timeline below shows where the term Aphorism appears in Twilight of the Idols. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Expeditions of an Untimely Man
...but have become more distinct and specialized over time. The architect, by contrast, is neither Dionysian nor Apollonian . Instead, the “act of will” inspires them. Only the most powerful men have inspired... (full context)