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    When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, and make an immediate application of it, as we would of the advice of a friend whom we have purposely consulted

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Few maxims are true in every respect

Few maxims are true in every respect

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Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.

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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

by Aristotle Found in: Maxim Quotes, Maxims Quotes,
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Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

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

by Denis Diderot Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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A man of maxims only, is like a cyclops with one eye, and that in the back of his head.

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

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right

It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right

by Mark Twain Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.

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

by Joseph Joubert Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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Symbologists often remarked that France-a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short-could read more

Symbologists often remarked that France-a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short-could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.

by Dan Brown Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth

All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth

by William Mathews Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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