An aphorism is a pithy saying or quotation that stays in your mind and often guides you when you hit troubled waters. Many religious people live by aphorisms – sayings that are inspiring, wise and carefully considered.
I am fortunate enough to receive a great many of these quotes from readers. These I store, and some I pass on to others.
It was Australian national airline’s (Qantas) 75th anniversary and the following is adapted from a flight operations newsletter. It is ostensibly a memo from a captain answering the chief pilot’s “Request for further information”.