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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 seems to endow one with something like a new sense.

Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.

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.]

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 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 highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry,

and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the

beautiful.

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry,

and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the

beautiful.