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All the good maxims have been written. It only remains to put them into practice. - Blaise Pascal


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


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 retain entirely unaffected for the better. - William James


A collections 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. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A man of maxims only, is like a cyclops with one eye, and that in the back of his head. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Men's maxims reveal their characters. - Marquis de Vauvenargues


I like maxims that don't encourage behaviour modification. (Calvin and Hobbes) - Bill Watterson


The maxims of men reveal their characters. [Fr., Les maximes des hommes decelent leur coeur] - Marquis de Vauvenargues