Quotable #24: Maxims


“I think it is Franklin who says that philosophers are sages in their maxims and fools in their conduct but this is an everyday fact consonant with maxims – that human nature is ever capable of improvement and never able of being made perfect.” — John Clare


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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6 Responses to Quotable #24: Maxims

  1. When i look at the mirror i see something that is almost perfect… the mirror.

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  2. delphini510 says:

    Thanks for sharing. I couldn’t agree more with John Clare. 😊 .
    The striving can be worth it though……..

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  3. That’s what keeps us going, the never ending quest!

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  4. mistermuse says:

    That is the quote of a wise man — but is that man John Claire or John CLARE (the 19th Century English poet)? If Claire is correct, I admit to having never heard of him.

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  5. Hold on… I’m perfect! Laughing…

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