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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

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.]

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.

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.

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated

observation, that mathematics is a human invention.

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated

observation, that mathematics is a human invention.

Like the crest of a peacock so is mathematics at the head of all

knowledge.

Like the crest of a peacock so is mathematics at the head of all

knowledge.

Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be

presented in an entirely undogmatic way.

Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be

presented in an entirely undogmatic way.

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.

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?