|part of speech:
||a brief, concise statement of a general or basic truth or rule, esp. for proper conduct.
My grandmother's favorite maxim was "A child should be seen and not heard."
- adage, aphorism, apothegm, dictum, gnome, motto, saw
- similar words:
- axiom, byword, precept, proverb, saying
||adage, aphorism, expression, moral, morality, phrase, principle, truth