It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate
Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
In the gay (Catholic) community, it would seem, the maxim is: love the sin and love the sinner, but hate anyone who calls it a sin or him a sinner.
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis.
I have always laid it down as a maxim /and found it justified by experience /that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex /but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one's whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.
That it is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.
To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.