maxims

A Quote by Wayne Dyer on life, maxims, and people

Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on business, maxims, and people

The maxim of the British people is "Business as usual."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Vauvenargues on maxims

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Few maxims are true from every point of view.

Vauvenargues (1715 - 1747)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on business and maxims

Cecil's dispatch of business was extraordinary, his maxim being, "The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once."

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Self-Help, Chapter 9.

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on garden and maxims

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Richard Bentley on maxims and reputation

It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.

Richard Bentley (1662 - 1742)

Source: Monk's Life of Bentley. Page 90.

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A Quote by Richard Bentley on laws and maxims

"Whatever is, is not," is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as anything comes across him in the shape of a law which he happens not to like.

Richard Bentley (1662 - 1742)

Source: Declaration of Rights.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on army, books, guidance, ideas, life, maxims, power, and soul

The Bible is not merely a book-it is a living power. . . . Nowhere as in the Bible can be found such a series of beautiful ideas and admirable maxims which pose before us like the battalions of a celestial army. . . . The soul can never go astray while it has this book for its guide.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on christianity, god, justice, life, maxims, mercy, mind, quality, and temperament

The maxims of Christian life, which should draw upon the truths of the Gospel, are always partially symbolic of the mind and temperament of those who teach them to us. The former, by their natural sweetness, show us the quality of God's mercy; the latter, by their harshness, show us God's justice.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on freedom, learning, maxims, people, politicians, and water

Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

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