Maxim Quotes

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Winston S. Churchill
“The maxim, "Nothing prevails but perfection," may be spelled PARALYSIS.”
Winston S. Churchill

Adam Smith
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.”
Adam Smith

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

V.E. Schwab
Kings need not raise their voices to be heard.
V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

Josh Rushing
“In the simple moral maxim the Marine Corps teaches

— do the right thing, for the right reason

— no exception exists that says: unless there's criticism or risk. Damn the consequences.”
Josh Rushing, Mission Al-Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Paulo Coelho
“When we venture in that unfamiliar sea, we trust blindly in those who guide us, believing that they know more than we do.”
Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

Abraham Lincoln
“What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.”
Abraham Lincoln

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Jonathan D. Spence
“Seek joyfulness when you can, for seeking joy leads to an auspicious atmosphere.”
Jonathan D. Spence, Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi
tags: joy, maxim

Laurence Galian
“The maxim 'Know thyself,' can be a sharp and painful sword, but it must be endured in order to be a True Human Being.”
Laurence Galian, Alien Parasites: 40 Gnostic Truths to Defeat the Archon Invasion!

Mohsin Hamid
“Maximum return was the maxim to which we returned.”
Mohsin Hamid

“If a new bride let's the wool fly off,
the wind's beauty is seen across the plain”
Hamid Ismailov, Manaschi

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