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  • Mrs. Archer, who was fond of coining her social philosophy into axioms, had once said: "We all have our pet common people—" and though the phrase was a daring one, its truth was secretly admitted in many an exclusive bosom.

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  • We prove with axioms. We do not prove axioms, so we have to agree on a place to start.
  • It is an axiom of governance that power, once acquired, is seldom freely relinquished.

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