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  1. Maxims

    The titles Maxims I and Maxims II refer to pieces of Old English gnomic poetry. The poem Maxims I can be found in the Exeter Book and Maxims II is located in a lesser known manuscript, London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius B i. Maxims I and Maxims II are classified as wisdom poetry, being both influenced by wisdom literature, such as the Psalms and Proverbs of the Old Testament scriptures. Although they are separate poems of diverse contents, they have been given a shared name because the themes throughout each poem are similar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maxims in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maxims in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Maxims in a Sentence

  1. George Washington:

    There is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.

  2. John Stuart Mill:

    The maxims are, first, that the individual is not accountable to society for his actions, in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself. Advice, instruction, persuasion, and avoidance by other people if thought necessary by them for their own good, are the only measures by which society can justifiably express its dislike or disapprobation of his conduct. Secondly, that for such actions as are prejudicial to the interests of others, the individual is accountable, and may be subjected either to social or to legal punishment, if society is of opinion that the one or the other is requisite for its protection.

  3. Johann 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.

  4. Jonathan Swift:

    The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.

  5. Aristotle:

    It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. lank
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