It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.Terence, Adelphoe (The Brothers), Act V, scene 3, line 18 (803).
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.john adams
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.john adams
There is a maxim about the universe which I always tell my students: That which is not explicitly forbidden is guaranteed to occur.lawrence m. krauss
Islam in its origins is just as shady and approximate as those from which it took its borrowings. It makes immense claims for itself, invokes prostrate submission or "surrender" as a maxim to its adherents, and demands deference and respect from nonbelievers into the bargain. There is nothing absolutely nothing in its teachings that can even begin to justify such arrogance and presumption.christopher hitchens
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales underscores that Bomis, his dot-com search engine business, was not directly involved in pornography, pointing out that its content was R-rated rather than X-rated, like maxim magazine rather than Playboy .Jonathan Zittrain (2008). The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It. Yale University Press. p. 289. ISBN 0300145349.
In short, let it be your maxim through life, to know all you can know, yourself; and never to trust implicitly to the informations of others.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
'Tis an old maxim in the schools,That flattery's the food of fools;Yet now and then your men of witWill condescend to take a bit.jonathan swift
It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second place have an undoubted title to the first.jonathan swift
It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.terence
We are firm believers in the maxim that for all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.thomas carlyle
This great maxim of Philosophy he had gathered by the teaching of nature alone: That man was created to work, not to speculate, or feel, or dream.thomas carlyle
"Forget about what you are escaping from ," he said, quoting an old maxim of Kornblum's. "Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to ."michael chabon
There are cases where examinations are admitted, namely, before the coroner, and before magistrates in cases of felony. That appears to me to go rather in support of the general rule than in destruction of it. Every exception that can be accounted for is so much a confirmation of the rule that it has become a maxim, Exceptio probat regulam.kenyon, lloyd, 1st baron kenyon
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.Abraham Lincoln
The definition of definition is at bottom just what the maxim of pragmatism expresses.charles sanders peirce
A good maxim allows you to have the last word without even starting a conversation.nassim nicholas taleb
Concordia res parvæ crescunt, discordia maximæ dilabantur.Sallust
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.John Adams, in notes for an oration at Braintree (Spring 1772).
That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved; never, that I know of, controverted.Benjamin Franklin
Though it is not always of necessity, nor perhaps here, to go upon the original foundation of a right of law, yet I will beg leave to observe, when we apply the maxim, that every man's house is his castle, we mean not to persuade the inhabiter of a poor hut, that it is provided with draw-bridges or portcullises, but only that it is under such sufficient protection as may provide for his security in a more pleasant, or perhaps, a better way that it is fortified by the law.Lord Mansfield, Lee v. Gansell (1774), Lofft. 378.
The well-known maxim that you must not, when you have the choice, elect to use your property so as to cause injury to your neighbour.1Brett, M.R., Whalley v. Lancashire, &c. Rail. Co. (1884), 13 L: R. Q. B. D. 137. 1 The maxim is Sic utere tuo vt alienum non ladat, 9 Rep. 59. See Br, Leg. Max., tith ed., 347.
Though a definition, or maxim in law, without an exception, it is said, is hardly to be found, yet this I take to be a maxim, without an exception: ad quœstionem juris non respondent juratores; ad quœstionem facti non respondent judices .Lord Mansfield, King v. Shipley (1784), 3 Doug. 169.
Let us never forget the Christian maxim "that we should not do evil that good may come of it." 'Crampon, J., R. v. O'Connell (1843), 5 St. Tr. (N. S.) 703; reported in Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904) by James William Norton-Kyshe, p. 92
I think the old, sound, and honest maxim that "you shall not do evil that good may come," is applicable in law as well as in morals .C. J. Cockburn, in Reg. v. Hicklin and another (1868), 11 Cox, C. C. 27; S. C. 3 L. R. Q. B. 372; reported in Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904) by James William Norton-Kyshe, p. 92
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 Sceptical Essays (1928), Ch. 13, Freedom in society
To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius, a vital appropriating exercise of mind, closely allied to that which first created it.p. 180 ("The Utility and Futility of Aphorisms," 1863)
It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.Richard Bentley, p. 511. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)