All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.
William Mathews quotes
- In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all… In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages. -William Mathews
- "No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may… "No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better." - William James
- "Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her… "Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life" - Akhenaton
- "Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But… "Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeit's not, Lust like a glutton dies, Love is all truth, Lust full" - William Shakespeare