The book of Proverbs is full of possible maxims.
An example of a maxim is to do unto others as you want others to do unto you.
Origin of maximMiddle English maxime from Middle French from Medieval Latin maxima from Late Latin maxima (propositio), the greatest (premise), feminine of Classical Latin maximus, greatest, superlative of magnus, great: see magni-
Origin of Maximafter H. S. Maxim
- 1869-1936; U.S. inventor: son of Sir Hiram
- 1840-1916; Brit. engineer & inventor of weapons & explosives, born in the U.S.
- 1853-1927; U.S. chemist & inventor of explosives: brother of Sir Hiram
Origin of maximMiddle English maxime from Old French from Medieval Latin maxima from maxima (prōpositiō) greatest (premise) feminine of Latin maximus greatest ; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
From Anglo-Norman maxime and Middle French maxime, from Late Latin maxima (“axiom"), noun use of the feminine singular form of Latin maximus (apparently as used in the phrase propositio maxima "greatest premise").
- The Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.
After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916).
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