Antoine Lavoisier Quote
We think only through the medium of words. Languages are true analytical methods. Algebra, which is adapted to its purpose in every species of expression, in the most simple, most exact, and best manner possible, is at the same time a language and an analytical method. The art of reasoning is nothing more than a language well arranged.
Elements of Chemistry: In a New Systematic Order; Containing All the Modern Discoveries (ed. 1799)