Some of the greatest, most revolutionary advances in science have been given their initial expression in attractively modest terms, with no fanfare.
Charles Darwin managed to compress his entire theory into a single summary paragraph that a layperson can readily follow.
Francis Crick and James Watson closed their epoch-making paper on the structure of DNA with a single deliciously diffident sentence. ("It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairings we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the replicating unit of life.")
Via Ashish Umre