He fired his volley of explanation at his employer with the rapidity of a Maxim gun.
Apply this maxim—you may do it a thousand ways, especially in company.
"No faith with duns" became, as he frankly declared, a maxim of his morality.
What a man does by another he does by himself, says the maxim.
This expression has ever since held its place as a maxim of polite conversation.
In some cases this maxim may be just, but not in the present instance.
Always be careful of back doors, is a maxim with me in all my exploits.
The sentiments of the egoist are summed up in the maxim, "After me the deluge!"
It is a maxim worthy of all acceptation that a man may have that allowance he takes.
If this maxim were acted up to, what attorney could we ever get to frame an indictment?