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Famous quotes containing the word maxim:

    The maxim of courts is that manner is power.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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.
    Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762)

    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.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)