Maxim (max’-im): One of several terms describing short, pithy sayings. Others include adage, apothegm, gnome, paroemia, proverb, and sententia.
Sometimes its better to be sorry than safe. Come on, loosen up: you only have one life to live. Try a little danger! Jaywalk. Speed. Pee behind a tree. Sleep naked!
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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