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Definition of Maxim

Maxim

  1. An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
  2. The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.

Maxim Quotations

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.
Alexander Hamilton

Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
Wayne Dyer

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
Immanuel Kant

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
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Maxim Translations

maxim in Dutch is sententie, zinspreuk, spreuk
maxim in French is sentence
maxim in German is Grundsatz
maxim in Swedish is regel, sentens, grundsats
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