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Belief is but another name for imperfect knowledge...
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I did not hear what you said, but I absolutely disagree with you.
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Proof requires a person who can give and a person who can receive.
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I don't quite hear what you say, but I beg to differ entirely with you.
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The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning, but imagination.
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Mysterious 3.14159...comes in at every door and window, and down every chimney.
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The pseudomath is a person who handles mathematics as the monkey handled the razor.
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The history of the intellectual world is the history of the worship of one idol after another.
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The work now before the reader is the most extensive which our language contains on the subject.
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Wrong hypotheses, rightly worked from, have produced more useful results than unguided observations.
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Astronomers! What can avail Those who calumniate us; Experiment can never fail With such an apparatus.
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Montucla remarked, that if any subject might be expected to baffle the mathematician, it would be chance.
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Infinity is a pertinacious meddler, who will not be turned out: we must find out what he wants, and give it him.
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Madmen reason rightly upon wrong premises: Mr. Smith [a circle squarer] reasons wrongly upon no premises at all.
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I am far from saying that this Treatise will be easy; the subject is a difficult one, as all know who have tried it.
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The gambling reasoner is incorrigible; if he would but take to the squaring of the circle, what a load of misery would be saved.
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If you wish to oppose a mathematician, confront him on some question in the parts of his subject which are supposed to be perfectly demonstrated.
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Would Mathematicals — forsooth — If true, have failed to prove truth? Would not they — if they could — submit Some overwhelming proofs of it?
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No person commences the study of mathematics without soon discovering that it is of a very different nature from those to which he has been accustomed.
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Every kind of human knowledge has unanswerable questions at its end: and until the insoluble problems are revealed, we plume ourselves upon our progress.
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During the last two centuries and a half, physical knowledge has been gradually made to rest upon a basis which it had not before. It has become mathematical.
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I had expressed my wish to have a thermometer of probability, with impossibility at one end, as 2 plus 2 makes 5, and necessity at the other as 2 plus 2 make 4.
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Let him also say what this mysterious 3.14159...really is, which comes in at every door and window, and down every chimney, calling itself the circumference to a unit of diameter.
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If much difficulty should be experienced in the elementary chapters, I know of no work which I can so confidently recommend to be used with the present one, as that of M. Duhamel.
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A person of small knowledge is in danger of trying to make his little do the work of more; but a person without any is in more danger of making his no knowledge do the work of some.
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Argue with anything else, but don't argue with your own nature.
Philip Pullman
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Born:
June 27, 1806
Died:
March 18, 1871
(aged 64)
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