Gerolamo Cardano

Gerolamo Cardano

was an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer and gambler
By these pleasures it is permitted to relax the mind with play, in turmoils of the mind, or when our labors are light, or in great tension, or as a method of passing the time. A reliable witness is Cicero, when he says (De Oratore, 2): 'men who are accustomed to hard daily toil, when by reason of the weather they are kept from their work, betake themselves to playing with a ball, or with knucklebones or with dice, or they may also contrive for themselves some new game at their leisure.'More Gerolamo Cardano quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all.More Gerolamo Cardano quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Quinquies exscriptus, maneat tot millibus annis.
(I wrote it out five times, may it last the same number of millennia.)More Gerolamo Cardano quotes [10/12/2011 03:10:49]
Mathematics, however, is, as it were, its own explanation; this, although it may seem hard to accept, is nevertheless true, for the recognition that a fact is so is the cause upon which we base the proof.More Gerolamo Cardano quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To throw in a fair game at Hazards only three-spots, when something great is at stake, or some business is the hazard, is a natural occurrence and deserves to be so deemed; and even when they come up the same way for a second time if the throw be repeated. If the third and fourth plays are the same, surely there is occasion for suspicion on the part of a prudent man.More Gerolamo Cardano quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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