(n.) A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
(n.) a witty saying
(n.) a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse; an inspirational catchprase, platitude
(n.) a universally recognized principle requiring no proof
(n.) a statement that has two meanings, one of which is dirty or vulgar
(n.) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
(adj.) characterized by an excessive display of learning or scholarship
(n.) a proverb, wise saying