Saturday, February 25, 2006

Words to live by

I read a small number of personal blogs, generally every few days or so, more often under compelling circumstances.

On one such blog, I just noticed the following:

Indeed, truer words have never been spoken.

A succinct formulation of a fundamental principle, general truth, or rule of conduct.
[Middle English maxime, from Old French, from Medieval Latin maxima, from maxima (prōpositiō), greatest (premise), feminine of Latin maximus, greatest.]
"maxim." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 26 Feb. 2006.