Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Case of Identity (p. 61)
For hundreds of pages the closely-reasoned arguments unroll, axioms and theorems interlock. And what remains with us in the end? A general sense that the world can be expressed in closely-reasoned arguments, in interlocking axioms and theorems.
Constructions Number 277
Axioms are instruments which are used in every department of science, and in every department there are purists who are inclined to oppose with all their might any expansion of the accepted axioms beyond the boundary of their logical application.
Where is Science Going? Chapter VI (p. 179)
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