Top 25 Axiom Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Axiom Quotes from famous people such as Ken Cuccinelli, Gretchen Rubin, Walter Alston, Jill Lepore, Henry Adams, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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We can agree that keeping serious criminals in prison is an effective means of preserving public safety, but we must also recognize that the axiom of ‘putting people in jail and throwing away the key’ does not apply to all offenders universally and can actually be counterproductive.
Ken Cuccinelli
I collect axioms, paradoxes, maxims, teaching stories, proverbs, and aphorisms of all sorts, because I love to see complex ideas distilled into a few words.
Gretchen Rubin
Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat.
Walter Alston
As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets.
Jill Lepore
I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
Henry Adams
A science is something which is constructed from truth on workable axioms. There are 55 axioms in scientology which are very demonstrably true, and on these can be constructed a great deal.
L. Ron Hubbard
We shall not hold the dangerous axiom that ‘truth is the best policy,’ because policy is but a means to an end; and truth is an end, not a means.
Vincent McNabb
I have found – and tennis may be the greatest manifestation of it – Americans have become more international in taste. Remember the old axiom that you have to have American players for Americans to be interested? And in tennis, it’s just not true anymore.
John Skipper
I am not a mathematician, but I was aware that for centuries, mathematics was considered the queen of the sciences because it claimed certainty. It was grounded on some fundamental certainties – axioms – that led to others.
Tom Stoppard
Words are really powerful. I don’t believe that axiom at all – words can absolutely hurt you. Words can wound. They can do a lot of damage. I think they can do way more damage than sticks and stones. I’ll take sticks and stones.
Mary-Louise Parker
There’s an axiom I live by: ‘There is no art without politics.’ You either choose to engage it, or you choose political apathy. This ties in with ideas around real-time performance and feedback.
Chris Jordan
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
Robert Caro
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Albert Einstein
The idea that to make a man work you’ve got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we’ve forgotten there’s any other way.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you want to be an artist in the long run, it isn’t necessarily a good axiom to repeat formulas over and over until they’re used up.
Lindsey Buckingham
Though moral axioms to guide the conduct of the practitioner have existed since the beginnings of the profession of healing, Western doctors are most likely to view the Hippocratic Oath of approximately two-and-a-half millennia ago as the first codified set of statements to which they can look for guidance.
Sherwin B. Nuland
Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof.
Gottfried Leibniz
When Keats says: ‘Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses’, what he means is that we don’t necessarily believe what a poem is saying if it comes out and tells us in an absolutely head-on, in-your-face way; we only believe it to be true if we feel it to be true.
Andrew Motion
Whatever is referred to must exist. Let us call this the axiom of existence.
John Searle
There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
Gustave Flaubert
It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
Aneurin Bevan
There have been several occasions during the course of Fleetwood Mac over the years where we’ve had to undermine whatever the business axioms might be to sort of keep aspiring as an artist in the long term, and the ‘Tusk’ album was one of those times.
Lindsey Buckingham
You want at least 5% of the population being serious. That five, 6% of the population carries the rest of the people. You’ve heard that old axiom: 5% of the people pull the wagon; 95% are in it.
Rush Limbaugh