Augustus Morgan

Augustus Morgan

Lagrange, in one of the later years of his life, imagined that he had overcome the difficulty (of the parallel axiom). He went so far as to write a paper, which he took with him to the Institute, and began to read it. But in the first paragraph something struck him that he had not observed: he muttered: 'Il faut que j'y songe encore', and put the paper in his pocket.' [I must think about it again]More Augustus Morgan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[About Francis Baily] The history of the astronomy of the nineteenth century will be incomplete without a catalogue of his labours. He was one of the founders of the Astronomical Society, and his attention to its affairs was as accurate and minute as if it had been a firm of which he was the chief clerk, with expectation of being taken into partnership.More Augustus Morgan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Imagine a person with a gift of ridicule [He might say] First that a negative quantity has no logarithm; secondly that a negative quantity has no square root; thirdly that the first non-existent is to the second as the circumference of a circle is to the diameter.More Augustus Morgan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I did not hear what you said, but I absolutely disagree with you.More Augustus Morgan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is easier to square the circle than to get round a
mathematician.More Augustus Morgan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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