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    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

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When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, read more

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

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Maxim Quotes,
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If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be read more

If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.

by Anthony Holden Found in: Anecdotes 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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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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Maxims are like lawyers who must need to see but one side of the case.

Maxims are like lawyers who must need to see but one side of the case.

by Frank Gelett Burgess 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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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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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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Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.

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