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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

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

I understand that government should live within its means, value the money it holds in trust from you the taxpayer, avoid waste and, above all else, observe the first maxim of good government: namely, do no avoidable harm.
Tony Abbott

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

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
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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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