James Joseph Sylvester

James Joseph Sylvester

If I were asked to name, in one word, the pole star round which the mathematical firmament revolves, the central idea which pervades the whole corpus of mathematical doctrine, I should point to Continuity as contained in our notions of space, and say, it is this, it is this!More James Joseph Sylvester quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry.More James Joseph Sylvester quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What a glorious title, Nature, a veritable stroke of genius to have hit upon. It is more than a cosmos, more than a universe. It includes the seen as well as the unseen, the possible as well as the actual, Nature and Nature's God, mind and matter. I am lost in admiration of the effulgent blaze of ideas it calls forth.More James Joseph Sylvester quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.More James Joseph Sylvester quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Surely with as good reason as had Archimedes to have the cylinder, cone and sphere engraved on his tombstone might our distinguished countrymen leave testamentary directions for the cubic eikosiheptagram to be engraved on theirs. Spirit of the Universe! wither are we drifting, and when, where, and how is all this to end?More James Joseph Sylvester quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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