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/ˈmaksim/,
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maxims, plural;
  1. A short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct
    • - the maxim that actions speak louder than words

  1. a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
  2. English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
  3. Carl Johann Maximowicz (also Karl Ivanovich Maximowicz, Russian: Карл Иванович Максимович; 1827 in Tula, Russia – 1891 in Saint Petersburg) was a Russian botanist. Maximowicz spent most of his life studying the flora of the countries he had visited in the Far East, and naming many new species. ...
  4. Maxim (Cyrillic: Максим), sometimes romanized as Maksim or Maksym, is a Russian male first name of Roman origin and is relatively common in Slavic-speaking countries. ...
  5. An aphorism (literally "distinction" or "definition", from the ἀφορισμός, aphorismós ap–horizein "from/to bound") is an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form. It is substantially the same as a maxim.
  6. Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models, often pictured scantily dressed but not fully nude.
  7. Novels: * Night Watch * Day Watch * Dusk Watch aka Twilight Watch * Final Watch aka Last Watch
  8. Patriarch Maxim (Патриарх Максим) (born Marin Naydenov Minkov, October 29, 1914, Oreshak) is the current head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
  9. A maxim is a groundrule or subjective principle of action. In that sense a maxim is a thought that can motivate individuals.
  10. Sirius XM Stars Too, formerly known as Maxim Radio, is a talk channel heard on the Sirius and XM satellite radio platforms. The channel is a spin-off of its sister station Sirius XM Stars.
  11. A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth."
  12. People named Maxim include; * Hiram Percy Maxim (1869-1936), founder of the American Radio Relay League * Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916), inventor and firearm designer * Joey Maxim (1922-2001), American boxer and one-time Light Heavyweight champion of the world
  13. A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule; A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching
  14. the material rule or principle used to guide a person in a particular situation about what to do (e.g., 'I should never tell a lie'). It thus provides a kind of bridge between a persons inner disposition and outer actions.
  15. (Maxim) is the inner attitude toward the meaning-content of a continuing social relationship.
  16. A moral rule which according to Kant was the subjective rule that an individual uses in making a decision.
  17. A proverb, a short, pithy statement or aphorism believed to contain wisdom or insight into human nature. In much of the dialogue in Viking sagas, for instance, the characters will quote short maxims to each other to make a point.
  18. A saying or proverb expressing common wisdom or truth.
  19. "A saying drawn from life, which shows concisely either what happens or ought to happen in life, for example: 'Every beginning is difficult.'" (from Rhetorica ad Herennium)
  20. A proposition of law that because of its universal approval needs no proof or argument; the mere statement of which gives it authority.
  21. a succinct statement expressing a general truth, moral reflection or rule of conduct; it is part of oral-scribal intertexture where the recitation omits certain words in such a manner that the word-string has the force of a proverb, maxim, or authoritative judgment.
  22. An action guiding principle or policy, e.g., the carpenter's maxim, "Measure twice, cut once."  For Kant, all human actions are undertaken under the color of maxims, and the moral character of the act -- whether it's right or wrong -- depends on the universalizability or nonuniversalizability of ...
  23. A broad statement of principle, the truth and reasonableness of which are self-evident. A rule of EQUITY, the system of justice that complements the COMMON LAW.
  24. 's top ten of 2007 might be just a case of picking out the most radio-friendly and/or recognizable discs from the thousands of blogger year-end lists and hitting shuffle, but we gotta say, this list ain't all that bad.
  25. a principle, borne in mind by the acting person or agent, which determines her action. (296-297)