Maxim Quotes

In the conduct of life, habits count for more than maxims, because habit is a living maxim, becomes flesh and instinct. To reform one's maxims is nothing: it is but to change the title of the book. To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

Live according to Nature, runs the maxim of the West; but according to what nature, the nature of the body or the nature which exceeds the body ? This first we ought to determine.

Sri Aurobindo

Whatever happens, we have got The Maxim gun, and they have not.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

Whatever is, is not, is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as anything comes across him in the shape of a law which he happens not to like.

Richard Bentley

It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.

Richard Bentley

My maxim was, la carrire est ouverte aux talents, without distinction of birth or fortune.

Napoleon Bonaparte

There is a maxim, 'Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.' It is a maxim for sluggards. A better reading of it is, 'Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow,' because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.

Aaron Burr, Jr.

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