May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.
Few maxims are true in every respect.
Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
Maxims are like lawyers who must need to see but one side of the case.
A man of maxims only, is like a cyclops with one eye, and that in the back of his head.
They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
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.
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 golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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