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Maxim

Definition: A short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.
Number of Quotes: 2

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams

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