Grice’s Maxims
Last modified on May 16, 2022

Maxim of Quantity

Be as informative as possible, but only as informative as needed.

Maxim of Quality

Be truthful / evidence-based.

Maxim of Relation

Be relevant.

Maxim of Manner

Be clear, concise, and orderly.




Herbert Paul Grice, “Grice’s Maxims.” (accessed May 17, 2022).