- n. Plural form of maxim.
“Two dozen archy stories are available on the Reading Room page, but no collection of light verse would be complete without a few of the shortest, funniest lines from that determined cockroach: "certain maxims of archy.”
“Some Samples of Archy & Mehitabel from John Batteiger's fine Archy site mehitabel was once cleopatra the song of mehitabel pity the poor spiders mehitabel's extensive past archy interviews a pharaoh certain maxims of archy the cockroach who had been to hell the flattered lightning bug mehitabel and her kittens pete the parrot and shakespeare the big bad wolf what the ants are saying”
“For additional poems and short stories, check out our Don Marquis Reading Room. the coming of archy mehitabel was once cleopatra the song of mehitabel pity the poor spiders mehitabel s extensive past archy interviews a pharaoh certain maxims of archy the cockroach who had been to hell warty bliggens, the toad the flattered lightning bug mehitabel and her kittens the lesson of the moth”
“Wonderful also is his power of summing up the phenomena of life and the riddles of the soul in short maxims and antitheses, or in pregnant sentences and new connotations.”
“I have endeavored to give the result of my own reading and observation in maxims of plain practical good-sense, written with earnestness and simplicity of style.”
“One of the truest political maxims is that you can’t beat something with nothing.”
“One of his most famous maxims is “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” although he did not coin the phrase and the exact words he used are disputed.”
“+ (3) "Admonitions" (Gnomai) or "Chapters" (kephalaia), about 200 precepts drawn up in short maxims (ib.,”
“All his maxims were the suggestions of pedantry and prejudice; so that his perception was obscured, his judgment biased, his address awkward, and his conversation absurd and unentertaining: yet such as I have represented this tutor, are the greatest part of those animals who lead raw boys about the world, under the denomination of travelling governors.”
“These are the canones; the entire remaining portion, even the summaries of the canons and the chronological indications, are called the maxims or dicta Gratiani.”
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