Maxim Quotes

A man of maxims only, is like a cyclops with one eye, and that in the back of his head.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.

Joseph Joubert

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

Denis Diderot

He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.

Spirit

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.

St. Jerome

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.

Bertrand Russell

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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.

Susan B. Anthony

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.

Richard John Neuhaus

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Jonathan Swift

It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.

Jean Racine

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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.

Franz Kafka

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.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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Updated On : February 20, 2013
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