Friday, April 20, 2012
M is for Maxims
Maxims are defined as "a general rule drawn from science or experience; principle, rule of conduct" in the Oxford English dictionary. There are a huge multitude of maxims surrounding us, guiding us, and teaching us to live with one another. Many are Bible based, others come from Chinese proverbs, and others have been passed down for generations. Maxims are small kernels of human experience generally in one or two short lines.
How many times growing up have you heard things like - "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"?
Others that you may also have heard could include:
Slow but sure wins the race.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
More haste; less speed.
The early bird catches the worm.
What other maxims do you know?