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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?

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can

be perceived but not explained.

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can

be perceived but not explained.

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

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.

Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists

nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.

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Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists

nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.

[Fr., Entre le penis et les mathematiques . . . il n'existe rien.

Rien! C'est le vide.]

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not

certain, and as far as they read more

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not

certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to

reality.

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a

knowledge of mathematics.

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a

knowledge of mathematics.

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

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