A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on daughters, heart, and maxims

With a little hoard of maxims preaching down a daughter's heart.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Line 94.

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on guidance, maxims, and virtue

Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide,- In part she is to blame that has been tried: He comes too near that comes to be denied.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: The Lady's Resolve, (1713)

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A Quote by Junius on argument, experience, life, maxims, and reason

It is a maxim received in life that, in general, we can determine more wisely for others than for ourselves. The reason of it is so dear in argument that it hardly wants the confirmation of experience.


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A Quote by Joseph Joubert on good, maxims, memory, nobility, and truth

A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. -- Sound maxims are the germs of good; strongly imprinted on the memory they fortify and strengthen the will.

Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on maxims


It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second place have an undoubted title to the first.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Tale of a Tub. Dedication.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on flattery, food, maxims, men, schools, and wit

'T is 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.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Cadenus and Vanessa.

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on ambition, america, assumptions, change, colors, destruction, envy, force, freedom, heart, independence, individuality, interest, liberty, maxims, power, spirit, sympathy, and world

Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her [America's] heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will recommend the general cause, by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. . . . She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit. This appears with minor variations in punctuation and with italics in the phrase "change from liberty to force," in John Quincy Adams and American Continental Empire, ed. Walter LaFeber, p. 45 (1965).

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: An Address…. Celebrating the Anniversary of Independence, at the City of Washington on the Fourth of July 1821…, p. 32 (1821).

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A Quote by John Keats on good, judgment, and maxims

We are firm believers in the maxim that for all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Goethe. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anecdotes, conversation, maxims, and world

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 (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on liberty, losing, maxims, and people

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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