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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity, though I am persuaded if there was a commonwealth of rational horses... it would be an established maxim amongst them that a mare could not be taught to pace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cromwell:
Now, Sir Thomas, you stand on your silence.



Sir Thomas More:
I do.



Cromwell:
But, gentlemen of the jury, there are many kinds of silence. Consider first the silence of a man who is dead. Let us suppose we go into the room where he is laid out, and we listen: what do we hear? Silence. What does it betoken, this silence? Nothing; this is silence pure and simple. But let us take another case. Suppose I were to take a dagger from my sleeve and make to kill the prisoner with it; and my lordships there, instead of crying out for me to stop, maintained their silence. That would betoken! It would betoken a willingness that I should do it, and under the law, they will be guilty with me. So silence can, according to the circumstances, speak! Let us consider now the circumstances of the prisoner's silence. The oath was put to loyal subjects up and down the country, and they all declared His Grace's title to be just and good. But when it came to the prisoner, he refused! He calls this silence. Yet is there a man in this court - is there a man in this country! - who does not know Sir Thomas More's opinion of this title?



Crowd in court gallery:
No!



Cromwell:
Yet how can this be? Because this silence betokened, nay, this silence was, not silence at all, but most eloquent denial!



Sir Thomas More:
Not so. Not so, Master Secretary. The maxim is "Qui tacet consentiret": the maxim of the law is "Silence gives consent". If therefore you wish to construe what my silence betokened, you must construe that I consented, not that I denied.



Cromwell:
Is that in fact what the world construes from it? Do you pretend that is what you wish the world to construe from it?



Sir Thomas More:
The world must construe according to its wits; this court must construe according to the law.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
E.B. Farnum:
Some ancient Italian maxim fits our situation, whose particulars escape me.



Francis Wolcott:
Is the gist that I'm shit out of luck?



E.B. Farnum:
Did they speak that way then?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.More [08/19/2010 12:08:00]
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.More [07/10/2011 05:07:20]
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.More [07/11/2011 12:07:53]
Many politicians are in the habit of laying 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.More [07/20/2011 06:07:05]
They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory. More [10/04/2011 11:10:44]
To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.More [10/22/2011 04:10:48]
It's become a very open entity so right now the Johnsons are just one boy i play with, in New York i work with a few string players who have been very important in the creation of the record, Maxim Moston, Julie Kent and Joan Wasser. But you know, it sort of changes. I met them all in New York through the musical work there.More [04/25/2012 05:04:32]
The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In all our associations in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim - that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunateMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, and make an immediate application of it, as we would of the advice of a friend whom we have purposely consultedMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do rightMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't accept the maxim 'there's no gain without pain', physical or emotional. I believe it is possible to develop and grow with joy rather than grief. However, when the pain comes my way, I try to get the most growth out of it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Scroundrel maxim.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But 'twas a maxim he had often tried,
That right was right, and there he would abide.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
'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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Divide and command, a wise maxim;
Unite and guide, a better.
[Ger., Entzwei' und gebiete! Tuchtig Wort,
Verein' und leite! Bess'rer Hort.]More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second
place have an undoubted title to the first.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a maxim to me that no man was ever written out of
reputation but by himself.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The ancient sage who concocted the maxim, Know Thyself might have added, Don't Tell Anyone!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to
treat you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that "one man is as good as another;" a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Beryl Coronet".More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one's whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created itMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a very big surprise, but like Maxim says it is just the compulsory dance. We will have to wait until the end of the competition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,' which is why there's still Cobol floating around.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I understand that government should live within its means, value the money it holds in trust from you the taxpayer, avoid waste and, above all else, observe the first maxim of good government: namely, do no avoidable harm.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't work out and be healthy and want a strong body because I want to look good in a bikini. I do all of those things for me and for my health. I'm not going on the cover of 'Maxim' and 'FHM' because that's not me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You know, I'd love to do a Maxim shoot. But I'm not going to do it, because that's just stupid to do.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A transposable aphorism is a malaise of the urge to be witty, or in other words, a maxim that is untroubled by the fact that the opposite of what it says is equally true so long as it appears to be funny.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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