Jakes says he believes in the axiom that the act of forgiveness is not really a gift to others as much as it is a gift to oneself.
Whether or not Hippocrates ever actually said “First, do no harm,” the axiom is central to medical ethics.
When either side will not collide, it is an axiom of controversy that it desires to prevent the truth from being elicited.
It is an axiom in all progress that the more we conquer the more easily we conquer.
“After a storm comes a calm,” says the old adage, but the reverse of this axiom holds equally good at sea.
It's an axiom, I think, that to heighten a nation's wisdom you must lower its franchise.
I lay it down as an axiom, that only that is criminal in the sight of God where crime is meditated.
So convinced am I of the truth of this axiom, that I should not die easy if I had not told it.
It is an axiom in conjuring that the best trick loses half its effect on repetition.
I am able, as well as any man, to verify the truth of this axiom.
late 15c., from Middle French axiome, from Latin axioma, from Greek axioma "authority," literally "that which is thought worthy or fit," from axioun "to think worthy," from axios "worthy, worth, of like value, weighing as much," from PIE adjective *ag-ty-o- "weighty," from root *ag- "to drive, draw, move" (see act (n.)).
Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses. [Keats, letter, May 3, 1818]
In mathematics, a statement that is unproved but accepted as a basis for other statements, usually because it seems so obvious.
Note: The term axiomatic is used generally to refer to a statement so obvious that it needs no proof.
A commercially available subset of the Scratchpad, symbolic mathematics system from IBM.
["Axiom - The Scientific Computing System", R. Jenks et al, Springer 1992].
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