Maxims That Matter


I recently decided to begin making a list of various life principles that I value, demonstrate, and/or want to embrace with greater fervency. These are thoughts and concepts that I have found myself believing, proclaiming and pursuing for quite a while. Some of them I have been saying for decades…others I’ve just recently begun to articulate. For now, I’ve decided to call these [i]”Maxims That Matter”[/i] until I think of something better. I’m still refining the list, but have written out twenty at this point. During this next season, I will probably blog about many of them to some degree.

What about you? Are there certain life principles that you have embraced? Certain maxims that you live by and proclaim to others?

8 thoughts on “Maxims That Matter

  1. Burt

    That’s a great one, Lisa! I like it a lot.

    I’m about to revise this post to include the twenty or so that I’m currently refining.

  2. Snowflake

    Hmmm…sound like good sermon ideas to me…Can’t wait to see your list. Some that I have used often are:

    Better the devil you know, than the devil that you don’t

    If wishes were horses, beggers would ride (boy do I have fun explaining that one to the kids…)

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and of course love thy neighbor as thyself

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once and a while

    The only stupid question is one that goes unasked

    Vengence is mine, sayeth the Lord, I will repay…

    Sometimes you’re the dog, sometimes you’re the hydrent…

    There is no better teacher than failure

  3. Snowflake

    Oh, updated eh? I particularly like the last one…

    And I do like that one Lisa…I think that’s on a poster at work somewhere.

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