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
It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.richard bentley
Let this great maxim be my virtue’s guide,—In part she is to blame that has been tried:He comes too near that comes to be denied.lady mary wortley montagu
We must smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic or perish with it; now in this situation, the first maxim of your policy ought to be to lead the people by reason and the people's enemies by terror.maximilien robespierre
All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.Adam Smith
As to the doctrine of the Circles it may briefly be summed up in a single maxim, "Attend to your Configuration." Whether political, ecclesiastical, or moral, all their teaching has for its object the improvement of individual and collective Configuration with special reference of course to the Configuration of the Circles, to which all other objects are subordinated. It is the merit of the Circles that they have effectually suppressed those ancient heresies which led men to waste energy and sympathy in the vain belief that conduct depends upon will, effort, training, encouragement, praise, or anything else but Configuration.edwin abbot
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
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
"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
It is a maxim in our law that a plaintiff must shew that he stands on a fair ground when he calls on a Court of justice to administer relief to him.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
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).
Concordia res parvæ crescunt, discordia maximæ dilabantur.Sallust
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
Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide: In part she is to blame that has been tried; He comes too near that comes to be denied.lady mary wortley montagu
'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.jonathan swift
Scoundrel maxim.james thomson
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
In a perfectly new case a case altogether primae impressionis I think the Judges are bound to hold fast to the principles of the common law to remember the maxim, " Salus reipublicae suprema lex ," and if the condition be really in principle against the public good, to pronounce it in their judgment void.Pollock, C.B., Brownlow v. Egerton (1854), 23 L. J. Rep. Part 5 (N.S.) Ch. 382.
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.Lord Kenyon, The King v. Inhabitants of Eriswell (1790), 3 T. R. 722.
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.
It is a maxim universally agreed upon in agriculture, that nothing must be done too late; and again, that everything must be done at its proper season; while there is a third precept which reminds us that opportunities lost can never be regained.Book XVIII, sec. 44. (Naturalis Historia)
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
It was a maxim of Pythagoras that the two most excellent things for man were to speak the truth, and to render benefits to each other.Joseph Dame Weeks, History of the Knights of Pythias, with an Account of the Life and Times of Damon and Pythias (1874) Note: The bolded portion of this has sometimes been presented as a quote of Pythagoras, but has not been found in this form in any existing translations of his statements.
I don't enquire after your Affairs-- --so whatever happens, I wash my hands on't---- It hath always been my maxim, that one Friend should assist another-- --But if you please----I'll take one of the Scarfs home with me. 'Tis always good to have something in Hand.john gay
maxim Gorki, supposedly citing a quote from Trotsky, told some journalists in 1924: "From Mussolini's governmental actions I have got to know his energy and I admire him, but I prefer Trotsky's opinion: Mussolini has made a revolution, he is our best student."Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta (1997). Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997p. 52
Whatever happens, we have got The maxim gun, and they have not.Hilaire Belloc The Modern Traveller (1898)