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1. "When a person eats shortly before going to bed, digestion accompanies sleep. The two great physiological functions are completed together, leaving the maximum of freedom to the mind during the day."
Author: Adalbert De Vogüé
2. "I'm not maximized yet."
Author: Ashton Eaton
3. "Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness."
Author: Billy Corgan
4. "It is 10 PM now, and Godzilla has been sitting at his desk in front of his laptop for six to seven hours. He has accomplished hardly anything today. Godzilla is drinking a lot of beer. He can not stop smoking cigarettes. His room is blue with cigarette smoke, and Godzilla sits on a chair in there, minimizing and maximizing Mozilla Firefox repeatedly. He is not over his girlfriend's house because she said on the cell phone that she needed time, alone, to think about their relationship. Godzilla worries that he will not be able to take care of himself if they break up."
Author: Brandon Scott Gorrell
5. "He had full opportunity to learn the falsity of the maxim that the Prince of Darkness is a gentleman. Again and again he felt that a suave and subtle Mephistopheles with a red cloak and rapier and a feather in his cap or even a sombre tragic Satan out of Paradise Lost would have been a welcome release from the thing he was actually doomed to watch. It was not like dealing with a wicked politician at all, it was much more like being set to guard an imbecile or a monkey or a very nasty child."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "Il ne peut y avoir une civilisation mondiale puisque la civilisation implique la coexistence de cultures offrant entre elles le maximum de diversité."
Author: Claude Lévi Strauss
7. "The whole, 'Is the Internet a good thing or a bad thing'? We're done with that. It's just a thing. How to maximise its civic value, its public good - that's the really big challenge."
Author: Clay Shirky
8. "Maxim's voice, clear and strong, "Will someone take my wife outside?She is going to faint."
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
9. "But if all maximizing models are really arguing is that "people will always seek to maximize something," then they obviously can't predict anything, which means employing them can hardly be said to make anthropology more scientific. All they really add to analysis is a set of assumptions about human nature. The assumption, most of all, that no one ever does anything primarily out of concern for others; that whatever one does, one is only trying to get something out of it for oneself. In common English, there is a word for this attitude. It's called "cynicism." Most of us try to avoid people who take it too much to heart. In economics, apparently, they call it "science."
Author: David Graeber
10. "My third maxim was to try always to master myself rather than fortune and change my desires rather than changing how things stand in the world."
Author: Descartes
11. "Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less."
Author: Dianne Feinstein
12. "Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population."
Author: Edward Sapir
13. "Humans have a saying that "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", which basically means that if you think it's beautiful, then it is beautiful. The elfin version of this saying was composed by the great poet B.O Selecta, who said "Even the plainest of the plain shall deign to reign", which critics have always thought was a bit rhymey. The dwarf version of this maxim is "If it don't stink, marry it", which is slightly less romantic, but the general gist is the same."
Author: Eoin Colfer
14. "Die Unzulänglichkeiten ihres Herkunftsmilieus [der Arbeiterschaft], sich in Sprache und Kultur der mittleren und höheren Schichten ausdrücken zu können, erschwerten ihren Aufstieg – und trugen dazu bei, dass sich die sozialen Parvenüs oft geradezu demonstrativ nach unten abgrenzten, um in der Lebenswelt oben willkommen geheißen zu werden. Wohl auch deshalb nahm der spätere Bundeskanzler Schröder den Brioni so wichtig. Störend dabei war, dass der Übereifer in der Adaption der neuen Lebensmaximen die frühere soziale Inferiorität erst recht offenlegte und so auf die Unsicherheit im Stil hinwies; hier machte sich eine von den traditionellen Eliten robust errichtete Sperre bemerkbar, welche die social climbers trotz – besser: gerade wegen – ihres angestrengten Tuns nicht überwinden konnten."
Author: Franz Walter
15. "The case for individual freedom rests chiefly on the recognition of the inevitable and universal ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievement of our ends and welfare depend. It is because every individual knows so little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it. Humiliating to human pride as it may be, we must recognize that the advance and even the preservation of civilization are dependent upon a maximum of opportunity for accidents to happen."
Author: Friedrich Hayek
16. "There's so many ways to do stand up, and I think, for awhile, people weren't really maximizing the freedom of it. We were all kind of doing a similar kind of stand up, and I started to see some original voices come out of Boston."
Author: Greg Fitzsimmons
17. "If you participate in life, you don't see it clearly: you suffer from it too much or enjoy it too much. The artist, to my way of thinking, is a monstrosity, something outside nature. All the misfortunes Providence inflicts on him come from his stubborness in denying that maxim."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
18. "...if it's cool you're after, then you're knock-knock-knocking on the wrong door. My maximum ambition is to make it to normal."
Author: Harry Bingham
19. "There is on the earth no institution which Friendship has established; it is not taught by any religion; no scripture contains its maxims. It has no temple nor even a solitary column...However, out fates at least are social. Our courses do not diverge; but as the web of destiny is woven it is fulled, and we are cast more and more into the centre. Men naturally, though feebly, seek this alliance, and their actions faintly foretell it. We are inclined to lay the chief stress on likeness and not on difference, and in foreign bodies we admit that there are many degrees of warmth below blood heat, but none of cold above it."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
20. "Maxim 18: If the officers are leading from in front, watch out for an attack from the rear.-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries"
Author: Howard Tayler
21. "It's always an inner wish of every actor to reach out to maximum audiences."
Author: Irrfan Khan
22. "...thinking all this maximalism would somehow generate happiness?"
Author: Isaac Marion
23. "A Poem By Maximum RideHow does one describe freedom,How can one call themselves free,How does one sleep at night knowing all the troubles that lay ahead,If one had a choice to be free or have freedom what does one pick,How does one even begin to describe the choices of being free,Freedom is choice,Freedom is happiness,Freedom is doing what you want,Freedom is to fly."
Author: James Patterson
24. "I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites."
Author: Jim Barksdale
25. "I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness."
Author: Joan Miro
26. "Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people."
Author: John Quincy Adams
27. "It is right that people should have a statuary right to holidays and a maximum working week. It is right that part-time workers should have the same equality when it comes to hourly rates."
Author: John Reid
28. "Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself."
Author: John Searle
29. "I reiterate my proposal of creating life sentences for politicians who make deals with organized criminals. They deserve the maximum penalty because a politician that makes deals with criminals - I've said it, and I repeat it - is no longer a politician but just another 'capo.'"
Author: Josefina Vazquez Mota
30. "I believe good plans are the best way to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and possibly, save the world. I spend a lot of my time making them."
Author: Katherine Hannigan
31. "Jeremy is an optimist. Maybe there's something good on TV. He settles down with the remote control on one of his father's pet couches: oversized and reupholstered in an orange-juice-colored corduroy that makes it appear as if the couch has just escaped from a maximum security prison for criminally insane furniture. This couch looks like it's hobby is devouring interior decorators. Jeremy's father is a horror writer, so no one should be surprised if some of the couches he reupholsters are hideous and eldritch."
Author: Kelly Link
32. "People often forget this - a vinyl album could only contain a maximum of 20 minutes per side!"
Author: Ken Hensley
33. "A core challenge for Australia is - how do we best prepare ourselves for the Asia Pacific century - to maximise the opportunities, to minimise the threats and to make our own active contribution to making this Asia-Pacific Century peaceful, prosperous and sustainable for us all."
Author: Kevin Rudd
34. "God never cooperates with evil. He simply offers us the opportunity to transform the painful experiences in our lives into advantages and blessings. (Fr. Maximos)"
Author: Kyriacos C. Markides
35. "Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential."
Author: Les Brown
36. "When you systematize, look beyond the pieces. Determine not only what you will do daily, weekly, monthly and yearly, but also understand how every piece of your marketing mix flows together. When you do, your systems will do the heavy lifting for you; and you will maximize your opportunities attracting many more clients."
Author: Lisa A. Mininni
37. "One thing my parents always taught me was to maximize my options."
Author: Monica Raymund
38. "The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid."
Author: Paul Hoffman
39. "In the gay (Catholic) community, it would seem, the maxim is: love the sin and love the sinner, but hate anyone who calls it a sin or him a sinner."
Author: Richard John Neuhaus
40. "The only truth of life is that he will be dead one day and before that day come, he should make the maximum out of his life; no karma will postpone his death."
Author: RKSJ
41. "Stretching yourself brings you maximum effort with effortless flow, aligning with spirit and purpose."
Author: Ron Broussard
42. "That part of the judicial law whichwas typical of Christ's governmenthas ceased, but that part which is ofcommon and general equity remainsstill in force. It is a common maxim:those judgments which are commonand natural are moral and perpetual."
Author: Samuel Bolton
43. "Nick! Wait!" – Kyrian‘Wait, my gluteus maximus. Vampire was shy of a few quarts of blood if he thought Nick had any intention of not going Casper on him.' – Nick"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "God is within you. When He will appear within you in the form of a living person, then only it is called ‘Bhakti' (Real devotion). And what is its maximum Zenith? When the seer becomes universal."
Author: Sri Jibankrishna Or Diamond
45. "A journey of observation must leave as much as possible to chance. Random movement is the best plan for maximum observation"
Author: Tahir Shah
46. "Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."
Author: Thomas B. Macaulay
47. "My epiphany: Printed words were the shadows of referents. Things: rock, sand, onion. Ideas: carpool, justice, maximization, irrevocability. Paragraphs were composite shadows of the scenarios and subjects they captured: the overwhelming richness and messiness of the world distilled to bare, chiaroscuroed necessity."
Author: Tim Horvath
48. "There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,' which is why there's still Cobol floating around."
Author: Vinton Cerf
49. "To minimize suffering and to maximize security were natural and proper ends of society and Caesar. But then they became the only ends, somehow, and the only basis of law—a perversion. Inevitably, then, in seeking only them, we found only their opposites: maximum suffering and minimum security."
Author: Walter M. Miller Jr.
50. "The best defense is great offense. . .We fight through our mistakes and failures by maximizing our forward motion."
Author: Wayde Goodall

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