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“We maximize what they can do while still recognizing limitations.”
“Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth; but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.”
“'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit, Will condescend to take a bit”
“Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.”
“It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave.”
“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.”
“I have ever held it as a maxim never to do that through another which it was impossible for me to execute myself”
Charles de Montesquieu
“The maxim of the tyrant, 'If you would rule the world quietly, you must keep it amused”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No longer virtuous no longer free; is a Maxim as true with regard to a private Person as a Common-wealth.”
“Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.”
William Makepeace Thackeray
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