Carl Friedrich Gauss Quote
One day he said: For the soul there is a satisfaction of a higher type; the material is not at all necessary. Whether I apply mathematics to a couple of clods of dirt, which we call planets, or to purely arithmetical problems, it s just the same; the latter have only a higher charm for me.
Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science (1955) by Guy Waldo Dunnington. p. 348