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How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of

human thought independent of experience, is so read more

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of

human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted

to the objects of reality?

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide

to take no more mathematics courses. They might read more

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide

to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear

the sound of closing doors. Everybody a mathematician?

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which

marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other read more

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which

marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other

sciences.

The Handmaiden of the Sciences.

The Handmaiden of the Sciences.

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but

supreme beauty--a beauty cold and austere, like that of

sculpture.

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but

supreme beauty--a beauty cold and austere, like that of

sculpture.

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences

is to invite the sterility of a cow shut read more

To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences

is to invite the sterility of a cow shut away from the bulls.

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes