When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, and make an immediate application of it, as we would of the advice of a friend whom we have purposely consulted
A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions
Symbologists often remarked that France-a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short-could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right
All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth
Few maxims are true in every respect
Who was it that said, Men are but wheat, and the government is the bread? Ah yes, that was my grandfather, who shouted that shortly before hurling a loaf of bread at President Hoover during the great depression.
Seek joyfulness when you can, for seeking joy leads to an auspicious atmosphere.
I saw that she didn't want to answer that question and so I asked again: when mouths close it's because there's something important to be said.
When we venture in that unfamiliar sea, we trust blindly in those who guide us, believing that they know more than we do.