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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • This was for him an axiom, assumed once for all without question, and he went his way without hesitation, relying on it.
  • And I won’t go through all the axioms laid down by Russian boys on that subject, all derived from European hypotheses; for what’s a hypothesis there, is an axiom with the Russian boy, and not only with the boys but with their teachers too, for our Russian professors are often just the same boys themselves.
  • And I won’t go through all the axioms laid down by Russian boys on that subject, all derived from European hypotheses; for what’s a hypothesis there, is an axiom with the Russian boy, and not only with the boys but with their teachers too, for our Russian professors are often just the same boys themselves.
  • We’ve dropped behind the peasants—that’s an axiom.
  • I won’t say very honest, but . it’s an axiom generally accepted in society that I am a fallen angel.
  • A man cannot be accused of robbery, if it’s impossible to state accurately what he has stolen; that’s an axiom.

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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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