Most popular maxims quotes
Men's maxims reveal their character.
Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right.
What are the proper proportions of a maxim? A minimum of sound to a maximum of sense.
A good maxim is too hard for the teeth of time and whole millennia cannot consume it, even though it serves to nourish every age.
Maxims are to the intellect what laws are to actions; they do not enlighten, but they guide and direct; and although themselves blind, are protective. They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.