• Maxime Du Camp
    Maxime Du Camp
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Maximed reduced to a maxim
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Rifle-calibre Maxim Gun Rifle-calibre Maxim Gun


  • Immanuel Kant
    “Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.”
  • Ted W. Engstrom
    Ted W. Engstrom
    “We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.”
  • Richard Whately
    “Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. maxima (sententia, an opinion), superl. of magnus, great.


In literature:

"A Selection of Books published by Methuen and Co. Ltd., London, 36, Essex Street, W.C" by Anonymous
Violations of the maxim: Milton's system.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
Marneffe; this last house he leased to Maxime de Trailles.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
Many of Lao Tzu's sayings are mere moral maxims for use in everyday life.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
You know it is a maxim.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
But Mr. Hastings had other maxims and other principles.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
But, with relation to Ireland, this maxim is likewise entirely false.
"The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII" by Jonathan Swift
Bona femina erat Cornelia et bonam disciplinam maxime amabat.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Maxims and precautions of Definition 375 Sec.5.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
These maxims should not be forgotten in forming a judgment on the propositions before the committee.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall

In poetry:

Each day that I live I am persuaded anew,
A maxim I long have believed in, is true.
Each day I grow firmer in this, my belief,
Strong drink causes half the world's trouble and grief.
"The Same Old Strain" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Better it is that patriarch's steps to trace,
With faith, perfection, and each virtue crown'd,
Than 'tis the world's vile maxims to embrace,
And with the vicious multitude be drown'd.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
"Yet in thy turn, thou frowning Preacher, hear;
Are not these general maxims too severe?
Say, cannot power secure its owner's bliss?
Are victors bless'd with fame, or kings with ease?"
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Power. Book III." by Matthew Prior
"Life," says the sage, "affords no bliss sincere,
And courts and cells in vain our hopes renew:
But, ah! where Grenvile charms the listening ear,
'Tis hard to think the cheerless maxim true.
"Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne" by William Shenstone
To know a man well, it is said, Walter Gay,
On shipboard with him you should be:
If this maxim's true, then well I know you,
For we sailed together the sea, Walter Gay,
For we sailed together the sea.
"Walter Gay." by George Pope Morris
Be true, be true! to nerve your arm
For any good ye wish to do;
To save yourselves from sin and harm,
And win all honours old and new;
To work on hearts as with a charm,--
The maxim is, Be true, be true!
"Truth" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Four trends that are key to maximizing the value of audience information.
The Duke's maxim for music also works for wine.
Three ways to maximize inbox placement rates and optimize email campaigns.
Falkland Islands maximizes power with school, hospital heat system revamp.
VISTA Training offers tips to maximize safety when using hydraulic excavators directly on slopes.
Maximizing Efficiency Optimizing Window Thermal Performance by Ric Jackson.
Democrats in Washington, DC, are giving a whole new meaning to the Aesop maxim, "Once burned, twice shy.".
But animal owners have no doubt that the maxim is true when it comes to pets.
These advantages can help you maximize yield, profit and increase your return on investment.
Consumers can choose from four different online coupons to maximize their savings of up to 25% off, making this one of Funny Fur 's biggest sales of the year.
Galena Biopharma Started at Buy by Maxim Group >GALE.
The GenX 205 heads featured full CNC porting to maximize flow to our test motor.
Simonds International's SineWave bi-metal blade geometry is said to reduce cost per cut and maximize cutting performance in tough metal applications.
The glass products are oven-safe up to 425 degrees, feature Flex & Seal leak-proof lids and are square shaped to maximize space.
Moving beyond glorified pedometers to maximize performance.

In science:

Hence it attains its maximal value at r = 1.4 and the maximal value is at most 1.48.
Random conformal snowflakes
The number of sequences is maximal if we impose no constraints on the quality of design, which means sequence entropy has to be maximal when Td is at the triple point.
Heteropolymer Sequence Design and Preferential Solvation of Hydrophilic Monomers: One More Application of Random Energy Model
Remark 1.1 Note that Theorem 1.1 asserts that the individual degrees di (n) and the maximal degree Mn grow at the same rate nθ , and also the vertex with maximal degree freezes eventually, that is it does not change for large n.
Growth of preferential attachment random graphs via continuous-time branching processes
SINR maximization with respect to linear receivers, and then focus on maximization of the resulting utility with respect to transmit power.
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms
Now, the maximization of γk with respect to dk is trivial, since it is well known that the linear receiver that maximizes SINR is the minimum mean square error multiuser receiver.
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms