An epigram is a clever, witty, or satirical phrase or line of poetry. It is usually expressing an ingenious, paradoxical, memorable, or amusing idea.
It originated from the Greek word epigramma, which means “inscription,” or “to inscribe.”
Epigrams can be hard to find because they have a very broad definition. What one person considers an epigram, another may consider an elegy (poem of serious reflection, usually a lament for the dead), poem, one liner / or perhaps even a song.
>I can resist everything but temptation – Oscar Wilde
>For most of history, Anonymous was a woman – Virginia Woolf
>It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness – Eleanor Roosevelt