Quotes and Sayings about Maxims



"It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Maxims)

"I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Experience, Mother, Maxims)

"The maxims of men reveal their characters."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Men, Maxims)

"In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations."
- George Eliot
(Related: Experience, Ability, Maxims, Quotations)

"No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better."
- William James
(Related: Opportunity, Character, Maxims, May)

"Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations."
- James Mackintosh
(Related: Maxims, Nations, Sense)

"These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Art, Science, Beliefs, Maxims, May, Tradition)

"Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Life, Maxims, Weight)