#53 – Consult the wise (Σοφοις χρω)

This Maxim goes hand-in-hand with the one that advises us to “Be a seeker of wisdom” in that it gives us one of many possible paths to following the earlier Maxim. But, like most of the other maxims, it is much more than the simplistic reading would have us believe. First we must determine who…

#51 – Shun murder (Φονου απεχου)

Murder is “the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder),  and murder by intent but without deliberation or premeditation…