I am no homme sérieux when it comes to financial policy, but I know the maxim that “bad cases make bad law.”
He should have stuck to his own maxim: march separately and fight together.
The maxim proved true: Necessity is the mother of invention.
Her book, for example, does not discuss her buzzed-about, scantily clad maxim photo shoot from last year, and so neither do we.
Perhaps better known, however, is his wife, maxim model turned Fox News personality Courtney Friel.
The poor Italian regained his caustic smile as he uttered that wise, villanous Italian maxim.
A famous researcher once invented—or discovered—this maxim in a dream.
It is a maxim with the Earees, and others of superior rank, never to intermarry with the Toutous, or others of inferior rank.
It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.
A proverb is a short, sententious saying, in the nature of a maxim, connoting a definite truth or suggestion by comparison.
"precept, principle," early 15c., from Middle French maxime, from Late Latin maxima, shortened from phrases such as maxima propositio, maxima sententarium "axiom," literally "greatest premise, greatest among propositions" (one which is general and absolute), from fem. of maximus "greatest" (see maximum).
single-barreled water-cooled machine gun, 1885, named for inventor, U.S.-born British engineer Sir Hiram S. Maxim (1840-1916).